Book in Norwegian

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Book in Norwegian

Postby LidusLajka » 2016-02-15, 9:56

Dear all,
I hope you do not mind, but I came here asking for help :shock:
I would like to buy a book for my partner who studies Norwegian. She is a beginner, but fast learner and she really loves Harry Potter books, which she knows by heart.
Unfortunately I have only found 2 e-shops who ship abroad (Czech Rep.) and pay 120 USD for a book from Amazon is too much :?
Could you maybe give me any tip for e-shops with Norwegian books, or even some book tips?
It can be almost anything, short stories, bilingual (ENG/NOR)..
Just nothing scary or historical :D

so far I have found "Naiv. Super" on this forum, so any other tips?

Many thanks in advance,

Lidus

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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby Aleco » 2016-02-17, 11:08

Hey there! I often get the first book in both the Harry Potter series and His Dark Materials trilogy in whatever language I'm learning, and found it to be a fun way to maintain my interest in a language :D Tried Ebay? Had a look around on different Norwegian online book stores, but they don't seem to ship abroad.

I could easily get it for you and ship it to you if you consider that a viable option :) The shipment is probably another $15, but I'd have to check.
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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby LidusLajka » 2016-02-20, 10:00

Hi Aleco,
many thanks for your message!
I've tried Ebay and I found Goblet of Fire for 35 EUR including shipping (and also Half-blood Prince and Deathly Hallows, which I do't want). But I would prefer the first book, so Goblet is my backup option :)
The book is for 30 EUR, is this a normal price for Norwegian book? I have only experience with buying books in English or Czech and they are sold here for 1/2 the price of Norwegian ones :shock: so unfair! :)
Thank you for your offer, that is very kind of you! I would definitely consider it a viable option, if that!s not a trouble for you :oops:

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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby Aleco » 2016-02-20, 16:18

If they're hardcover, that's not an unusual price at all. The Goblet of Fire is probably my least favorite of all the Harry Potter books, but I won't push my own views on you :P Send me a PM if you want me to go check out how much the first book is, and I'll figure out how much it'll cost to send if you tell me where you live [in a PM, of course]. :)
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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby Diogenes » 2016-02-22, 19:53

I bought the first 4 Harry Potter books directly from Cappelen Damm and they shipped to me in the U.S. Try their website and see if they'll ship to you. It is very pricey though.
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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby LidusLajka » 2016-02-23, 8:38

I've checked the website, but apparently they don't ship abroad anymore:(

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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby Yasna » 2016-02-23, 17:59

I've ordered a few books from bokkilden, which were about 150 kroner each, plus 200 kroner shipping.
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Re: Book in Norwegian

Postby Diogenes » 2016-02-24, 20:07

I forgot to mention that I've had good success buying e-books online, though sometimes getting them onto my Kindle has required a few back-and-forth emails. Without shipping they're much cheaper. Check out https://www.tanum.no/tanum/eboker/index.action
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