Discover out-of-print books

An out-of-print book is a book that is no longer being published. The vast majority of all books published since the invention of the Gutenberg Press are out-of-print. However, copies of out-of-print titles can still be purchased thanks to the used book business. Walk into any secondhand bookshop and you will discover countless out-of-print titles. The most famous out-of-print book of modern times is Madonna's Sex book. The author does not wish to republish the book so collectors are limited to the original editions.

Search for out-of-print books

Out-of-print art & music books

By Glen Cleeton
By Hendrik Willem Van Loon

Out-of-print children's books

By Roald Dahl
By Marilyn Kaye
By Nan Gilbert
By Watty Piper

Out-of-print mysteries & thrillers

By Charles McCarry
By David Yallop
By Ben Ames Williams
By Frances Parkinson Keyes

More essential reading lists

19 October, 2021
Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time high fantasy series is epic in more ways than one. There are 14 novels where Jordan creates an imaginary magical world in immense detail and introduces thousands of good and evil characters.
1 Min Read
By Jessica Doyle
30 November, 2021
Written for the stage but just as good a read as any novel, a plays book is a book that contains the script of one or more dramatic plays. This list of 15 plays books includes well-known classics like A Street car Named Desire and Twelve Angry Men alongside modern award-winners including Water by the Spoonful and Wit.
1 Min Read
By Jessica Doyle
08 November, 2021
The top fiction and non fiction books of 2021. Our top picks for the best books of the year include Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winners, New York Times bestsellers, and many titles shortlisted for the year's big book awards.
1 Min Read