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!
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.
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.
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.
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".
You should never forget that every creature has its purpose in the cycle of nature and can also be very important to humans. Sepp Holzer's Permaculture