There are a number of books that are very hard to find. If you are looking for a specific elusive book, the safest option is to try to purchase the book directly from the publisher. On the other hand, this is also the best way if you are buying books for resale reasons, as the publisher is usually in a position to give you wholesale rates that are better than the prices in book stores. Purchasing books right from the publisher is perceived to be difficult but is in fact very easy. There are a lot of ways to buy books directly from publishers.