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Subject: Large Print
Date Posted: 6/5/2016 8:21 PM ET
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How do I search for large print books ?

Date Posted: 6/5/2016 11:17 PM ET
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Scroll over the Search tab and choose Book Browser from the drop-down menu.  Delete the check-marks from Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette and Audio CD, and add the check-mark to Large Print Only.   Review the page and add data pertaining to your particular interests, then click the Perform Search button.

eta:  This will bring up any books which have been marked as Large Print; we have many that are not marked and need editing.  The Advanced Search can be used as well, the page is just formatted differently. 



Last Edited on: 6/5/16 11:21 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/6/2016 1:21 PM ET
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Thank you Anna . I'll have to set and reset when searching for books for Mom.

Date Posted: 6/6/2016 5:00 PM ET
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Don't know if anyone else has noticed a big decrease in large print book availability......even our library hardly has any anymore.

Date Posted: 6/7/2016 4:23 AM ET
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since ereaders can change fonts any book can be large print on an ereader.

Date Posted: 6/7/2016 2:00 PM ET
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Thank you Charles , but Mom 93 , and Uncle Pete 96 love to read , but don't want to learn anything new , LOL  ( their VRC's flash 12:00 )

Date Posted: 6/7/2016 6:56 PM ET
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After you've done the search the first time, you can save your search.

How to use saved searches

 

Also, you can do a search for particular publishers, such as Thorndike, that only print Large Print books.



Last Edited on: 6/7/16 7:23 PM ET - Total times edited: 5
Date Posted: 6/10/2016 1:41 AM ET
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I have 2 paperback mysteries that are large print on my shelf.

9780373637096  and  9780373637126

Date Posted: 6/10/2016 9:31 PM ET
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Also, books published by HarperLuxe (part of HarperCollins) are all Larger Print.  Technically, it is larger print at 14 pt type, but because of the font they use, it's probably as large as many standard large print which are 16 pt type.   So you could use your regular settings in search, and just type HarperLuxe in as publisher.

 



Last Edited on: 6/10/16 9:32 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 6/10/2016 10:00 PM ET
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Fara, I have several large print books on my bookshelf. Please take a look. smiley Whenever I go to our local library sales, I always seek out a few large print books as I know some folks here are interested in them and they are requested from time to time.

To find the large print books on my bookshelf go to Search-Filter-by Genre at top right and click on it. The put Large Print into the search and 97 large print or larger print books will show up.

 



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