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I am officially begging whoever owns the rights, to please reprint the Permaculture Design Manual.

 
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I just tried to buy a copy of the Permaculture Design Manual. I couldn't find a new copy anywhere, out of print I guess. I found a small number of used copies available, for $450 each. I couldn't bring myself to pull the trigger on almost half a thousand. I do not understand publishing, but I would think that if they are selling for $450 a pop there must be a real strong demand for this book. Please, whoever you are who owns the rights to it, reprint it!

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Looks like it's available directly from the publisher: https://www.tagari.com/permaculture-designers-manual/
 
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Thanks I just went there. The shipping from Australia is $77.10 which makes it about $193 to get it here in the US. A lot better than $450, but still ultra steep for most people. I guess I will go for it, Ive been thinking on it for such a long time now.
 
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Don't forget the exchange rate.  $114 AUD is $81.50 USD.  Shipping would be about $55.  That softens it up a little bit at least.  $140 give or take beats $459 by a lot.
 
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I get that it's a tough decision! I splurged on Jacke's Edible Forest Garden Vol II. It was over $150 Can, but I haven't regretted it. It's a reference book, and I keep referring to it! I'd never spend that sort of money on a book I'd only read once or even twice.
 
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Just surprising that it is not available new from anywhere in North America. I guess it must be a book that doesn’t do a lot of volume because it is so large and pricey and so there is not a huge financial incentive to keep it available here.
 
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Maybe the next best thing would be another one of Bill's books:

INTRODUCTION TO PERMACULTURE By Bill Mollison

S79.95 with free shipping

https://www.ebay.com/itm/INTRODUCTION-TO-PERMACULTURE-By-Bill-Mollison-BRAND-NEW/184449282647

 
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This is very odd. I got my "Permaculture Design Manual" about a year ago and it was about $80.00 on amazon.  I remember read about a company that imports the book but I can not remember the name. I wonder if one could get say five or more people and get a bulk order of books. I would love to have "The Permaculture Book of Ferment and Human Nutrition" and "Permaculture Design Certificate Course DVD Collection".
 
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They had it in the large metro library where I used to live.  With sharing programs, you might be able to get it shipped in even if they don't show it locally.
 
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Its also worth remembering that this book is basically a text book, and a high quality one at that, so ~$140 is a pretty decent price considering the market for text books
 
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