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Buyers can browse popular titles, top sellers, staff picks and tailored recommendations. University students can save on college textbooks. Commuters will enjoy deeply discounted audio books. Movie fans can choose from classic films, television shows, and new releases on VHS and DVD. Music enthusiasts will savor the seemingly endless CD, cassette and LP record selection.
In the rare instance where a customer can't find a particular title, the optional Book Fetch feature conveniently issues an e-mail when that title is added to inventory.