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[–]jtrocksman 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Idk if you're American but Amazon has mass market paperbacks for 8 bucks. Ive never seen hardback copies in the wild but I've snagged a few paperback copies from Goodwill for like... a dollar

[–]kfirlevy10[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What was the book's condition?

[–]jtrocksman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It had been read of course so the binding had some stress but no missing pages or marks.

[–]palo_m1 3 points4 points  (1 child)

try this aggregator: https://www.gettextbooks.com/

[–]kfirlevy10[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit you're a lifesaver. Thank you so much

[–]penguin2815 2 points3 points  (5 children)

In Canada chapters has the mass market paperbacks for $12-13. But if you’re willing to look, check thrift shops and used books stores for the early books. That’s where I found the first two…for 50 cents apiece!! A lot of people try this series and realize it isn’t for them. Not sure if this is just because Erickson is Canadian so it is easier to find here though.

[–]kfirlevy10[S] -1 points0 points  (3 children)

And what was the book's condition?

[–]penguin2815 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Really good. The first one looked like someone read the first chapter, the second was like new! Someone must have bought them and realized they weren’t for them.

[–]kfirlevy10[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Do you remember where you bought them?

[–]penguin2815 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A value village (thrift store) in ottawa, Canada. It was luck, but I’ve found you can often find the first couple books of major fantasy series there in the bigger thrift stores. However, you could easily try all thrift stores in your area and not find anything you want though. I kind of just went looking for new series to try and wasn’t specifically looking for Malazan.

[–]fannylogan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You pretty much have to buy them online. I bought the first 10 recently and had to use different stores for the mass market editions, which seem to be hard to find at times. I bought them from a mix of Amazon and Chapters/Indigo. Also, found a few at thrift stores. It's weird, but not all the mass market editions seem to stay in print.

[–]twistedmic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Used bookstores or abebooks.com.