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Subject: Large Print Books
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 10:14 AM ET
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I am looking for large print books that are historical fiction, love inspired historical, amish, and cozy mysteries. Does anyone know if there is a way to do a search for large print books?

Thank you,

Angela

Laura M. (LMM) - ,
Date Posted: 12/3/2012 10:37 AM ET
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When you search, there is a check box option on the left that says "Large Print Only". It is under Paperback, Hardcover, Audio, etc.

Date Posted: 12/3/2012 11:11 AM ET
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Thank you I will try that

Date Posted: 12/4/2012 7:26 PM ET
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Laura's suggestion is the best one.  If you don't find what you are looking for, you can also search for an author or title and include the name of a large print publisher in your search -- Ulverscroft and Thorndike come to mind.  Or you could include the words "large print" in your search.

Date Posted: 12/4/2012 9:40 PM ET
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While we're on the subject of large print books, maybe someone can answer my question:

Is there any difference between a large print book at it's regular print hardcover version? (Besides font size obviously). There is a book I want, but it is only available in large print and I want to make sure that I wouldn't miss anything. They are not condensed/abridged versions are they?

Date Posted: 12/4/2012 10:01 PM ET
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None of the few large print copies I've gotten have been abridged.  Anything that is condensed says that in the description-- I often see this in descriptions of kid versions of classic books.

Date Posted: 12/5/2012 2:05 AM ET
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I haven't seen any abridged LP books that I can recall, except for Reader's Digest compilations.  I'm sure they exist, but they aren't common.  You could check the ISBN on Amazon or at worldcat.org, or you could add a requestor condition if you aren't sure.

Date Posted: 12/5/2012 12:37 PM ET
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It just means that the type is larger and easier to read for people with vision problems.