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Searching for short stories has become a hobby for me. I search the shelves at my public library, spend time looking online as well as drifting through the shelves at thrift and used book stores.
I love finding old anthologies as well as new collections for teens and adults.

Where do you look for short stories?


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Hi Michelle,

I enjoy browsing at used book sales also. I find that is the best way to discover writers who are new to me, like the German author Ferdinand von Schirach. He is a criminal defense attorney who has published a couple of short story collections titled "Crime" and "Guilt". His stories are unusual and sometimes unsettling but quite addictive.


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Hi Angela! Thank you for your comment. I am glad to find another "searcher" like myself. Do you ever look for movies in used book stores as well?


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Hi Michelle,

I do browse for used DVD's but the selection in secondhand shops is usually pretty limited. I recently bought an all-region DVD player so I can watch films from around the world. I've found the internet is the best source for the movies I want to watch, even though I would prefer to shop at a bricks-and-mortar store.


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Angela,

One thing I have found when looking for short stories at the library or even a book store is that they are not always noted as "Short Stories" in the title. I have found some just by luck of opening the book after seeing the cover. That is when I would notice I was holding a collection of stories!!!

Your DVD player sounds nice! I watch movies on Netflix of course, will buy them from iTunes, and sometimes rent them from Vudu.


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Michelle,

I too have found some of my favorite books by accident. I always browse through every category at a book sale because, as you say, things get misplaced and you never know what you will find.


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Amazon makes it incredibly easy to read lots of short stories for free, and I love that aspect of them. I can download short stories in any genre and explore them. I've learned about many great authors that way.


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