This book is out of print and, as such, is worth double the retail price. It's actually worth 10 times that amount if you are thinking about making your own soap either through crafting (melt and pour), or actually making HANDMADE soap (cold/hot process). Melt and pour soap is not handmade, it's homecrafted (would you call a microwave dinner "homemade" food?). I've been making soap for about 5 years now, and I could not have done it without this book! Put the second version on your wishlist, it's coming out soon!!