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Mon., April 28, 2008, midnight

It’s been said the Web changes the whole notion of remembering. Why hold onto names and book titles if you can Google them later?

Except … Google and other search engines don’t give you the names of long-forgotten books. When that problem occurs, here are three sites that help identify that old favorite:

“ Loganberry Books Stump the Bookseller, at loganberry books.com/stump.html. Inquiries cost $2, but one can search through a vast archive of already answered questions.

“ The CBC British Columbia Lost Childhood Books page, at cbc.ca/nxnw/lostbooks.html. Worth spending time at, and searches are free.

“ The Abebooks BookSleuth, at forums.abebooks.com/ abesleuthcom. Covers a wide spectrum. We found an answer we long wondered about: the name of the recording of comedian Jonathan Winters’ collection of answering machine messages. Gotta get it.


 

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