Online store to buy En,Ge>Sp dictionaries, glossaries?
Thread poster: Paola PCR
Paola PCR  Identity Verified
English to Spanish
Jan 15, 2002

Hi, ProZ,

I have tried to find a good online store to buy new En,Ge>Sp technical dictionaries and glossaries, but found nothing reliable. I have tried of course, but I am looking for other sources.

Also, if there is any such books you would like to suggest for me to have, please let me know.

I live in Chile, so it is really difficult for me to find good material.

I know you will help me. All the best for you.


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Rossana Triaca  Identity Verified
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Member (2002)
English to Spanish
I buy a lot from Jan 16, 2002

Books a Million sure beats prices on Amazon and Barnes&Noble. However, I haven\'t explored their reference area fully; I bought mostly literary books. Until now every shipment has been on time (I live in Uruguay) and they sometimes include discounts for future purchases.

Hope it helps,


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Patricia Lutteral  Identity Verified
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references Jan 16, 2002


There is a thread here where I found these references. I don\'t remember who posted it, but it was very helpful.

Kater Verlag,

La Maison du Dictionnaire, Paris

Grant and Cutler, London

I.B.D Ltd.

Routledge (

I hope you find this as useful as I did.

Thanks again to the original poster.




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Trudy Peters  Identity Verified
United States
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FWIW, no longer sells overseas, only within the EU or Europe.


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Marcus Malabad  Identity Verified
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hey Patricia Jan 16, 2002

I think I was the one who posted it. Grant and Cutler is London is an incredible place. I almost emptied the bank when I was last there...the money that was supposed to go to a tic to see a show on West End went to an electrical engineering dictionary. Talk about torn apart. I think they ship orders.

Routledge in the US is good for those living in the Americas. I\'m sure their reach extends to our southern neighbors.

Trudy is right, no longer ships to N.America (and for that matter, S. America). TOo bad, since their prices are really great and you get free shipping if you order >DM400.

IDB is also good and has more choices than Routledge but their prices are about 20-30 percent higher than

You should address this question to those living in Madrid and Barcelona. I am pretty sure there are specialized bookstores there (on-line or not) for us translators.

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a bookstore in Madrid Jan 16, 2002

I don\'t know if this will do you any good, but since Marcus mentioned it, there is at least one good specialized bookstore for translators here in Madrid:

Librería Don Libro

C/ Andrés Mellado, 29 (Esq. Meléndez Valdés). 28015 MADRID. Tel.: 915 44 70 70. Fax: 915 49 46 10. Especializada en diccionarios y libros de idiomas.

This is where I buy my dictionaries, and they have a nice selection for Spanish and English. I didn\'t find an e-mail or web address (not on their invoices, either).

Good luck!


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Ulrike Lieder  Identity Verified
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Kater-Verlag and ibd Jan 16, 2002

Check out Kater Verlag at

They specialize in dictionaries, generally involving German as one of the languages, and their website contains many scans of the various books in their catalog, so you can browse before you buy. They do ship to addresses outside Germany (AFAIK, shipping within Germany is free, outside Germany at net postage).

In the US, there is also ibd:

ibd Ltd. Foreign Language Dictionaries

They also have a good selection, but I must say that I\'ve always found their prices a bit on the high side.

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