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Subject: Searching For a Book By ISBN
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 1:51 PM ET
Member Since: 2/3/2007
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I have a question about what happens when I can't find a book when I search by its ISBN.  Specifically, I'm searching for books that I see are available on amazon.co.uk. 

When I try to put several books from there on my PBS wish list, the system tells me it cannot find the book.

I seem to run into this only when I'm searching for foreign books. 

Is there a way I can still get the book on my wish list?

Last Edited on: 3/12/08 2:00 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 1:55 PM ET
Member Since: 2/20/2008
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When I search for a book I usually use the advance search option, and look it up by title and author name.  The only time I use the ISBN is when I'm posting books.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 2:44 PM ET
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The Advanced Search option works better for more ISBNs than the regular Search option also.  I've had regular search not find a particular ISBN I was seeking, but Advanced Search found it.

Cathy A. (Cathy) - ,
Date Posted: 3/12/2008 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2005
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Foreign ISBNs do seem to be hit or miss. Some are in the PBS database and some aren't.

Date Posted: 3/12/2008 4:20 PM ET
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Be sure you are searching all books and not just posted ones.  (And make sure you aren't just searching recent books.)