CAST: Art and Objects Created Using Humanity's Most Transformational Process was released on June 28, 2017, so it's still a brand new book. CAST is currently available through the most prominent national booksellers, but we also working on getting it into indie bookstores, museum stores, etc. We'll be adding to this list of booksellers as we learn where CAST is available nationally and internationally.
If you live somewhere besides the United States and you can't find CAST, please let us know and we'll try to find out where you can purchase it in your country. We've been advised by our publisher that Amazon should be carrying it internationally, so please check your country's Amazon website. We also have a couple of options listed below for the UK and EU, but if you can't find it through any of these sources, please let us know.
Barnes and Noble is a chain of bookstores in the US. CAST is available on the Barnes and Noble website and should be available in some of the back and mortar stores, but we're not sure which locations will be carrying it. If your local Barnes and Noble doesn't have CAST, please do request that they carry it!
Barnes and Noble has a terrific rewards program, so it's a great option if you shop there regularly.
Amazon has incredibly low prices and if you join their Amazon Prime program (an annual fee of $99 in exchange for free two-day shipping and a boatload of other benefits - see this description on The Motley Fool website) this is probably the most cost effective way to buy CAST.
Gazelle Book Services are book distributors in the UK and worldwide and are one of the most experienced book distribution companies in Europe. They offer a fast, flexible, and effective book distribution service stretching across the UK & Continental Europe to Scandinavia, the Baltics and Eastern Europe. Their services also extend to South Africa, the Middle East, India and S. E. Asia.
Buy CAST straight from the source! Schiffer Publishing has a library of 5,000 titles they've published over the years. The Schiffer Publishing offices, and a complete library, are open to the public during normal business hours, with over 5,000 titles available to browse and/or purchase. Schiffer is located in Atglen, PA in an idyllic pastoral setting. Seeing their warehouse (and huge collection of sculpture, much of it cast in bronze) is a really special experience.
Target is now carrying CAST online. The price is competitive with Amazon and Target also offers free standard shipping - a great option if you're not an Amazon Prime member!
Abe Books looks like it has very affordable shipping and great prices. This is actually a much lower price than Amazon or Target. Definitely worth a look!
Book Depository ships with free shipping worldwide! Books are dispatched from the UK. While their price is discounted, it's not the lowest, but with free worldwide shipping, this may be a good way to go if you live outside the States!
Indigo is Canada's leading bookseller. Their price for CAST is high, but they do offer free shipping.
Half.com is an eBay bookseller. It appears that there's a "match my price" feature here. Could be a good way to find used copies once the book is a little older.
Alibris is a vibrant marketplace operating in the three fastest-growing areas of the worldwide media business: online sales, textbook rentals, and used/out-of-print books, music, and movies. Alibris helps independent sellers find buyers through marketplace solutions and partnerships with scores of leading global media retailers, including Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo (Canada), and Waterstone's (UK). The price is good and for me, shipping would have cost only $4, so this is an option worth investigating.
This is very cool. From what I can tell, INDIE BOUND.org is a way to buy books locally but with the convenience of online shopping. Below is their FAQ information. INDIE BOUND sells CAST at full retail but this is THE option if you believe in supporting small businesses and brick-and-mortar stores. This is your chance to put your money where your mouth is if this is a value you hold. You can enter your zip code and get a list of every local bookstore that's selling CAST, which is awesome.
What is IndieBound?
A product of ongoing collaborations between the independent bookstore members of the American Booksellers Association, IndieBound is all about independent bookstores and the power of “local first” shopping. Locally owned independent businesses pump money back into the their communities by way of taxes, payrolls and purchases. That means more money for sound schools, green parks, strong police and fire departments, and smooth roads, all in your neighborhood.
Independent bookstores have always occupied a special place in communities. Through IndieBound—and the Indie Next Listflyers and Indie Bestseller Lists—readers find trusted bookseller curated reading options, newly discovered writers, and a real choice for buying.
IndieBound allows indie booksellers to communicate this vital role they play in their local economies and communities. It allows authors to show their dedication to indies nationwide, easily done through linking to thousands of indie bookstoresthrough IndieBound.org. And it allows consumers to feel that their actions are a part of a larger picture—to know that their choices make a difference and that others are working toward the same goals.
Why support independents?
When you shop at an independently-owned business, your entire community benefits:
- Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
- Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
- More of your taxes are reinvested in your community--where they belong.
- Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
- Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
- Local retailers are your friends and neighbors—support them and they’ll support you.
- Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
- More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.
Can I buy books on IndieBound.org?
There are two ways to purchase books through IndieBound.org:
WorldCat is a way to find books in libraries from your computer! Since CAST is brand new, it's only listed in two libraries so far, but this will increase over time. You can always request that your local library purchase CAST for their collection (hint hint...)
WorldCat is the world's largest network of library content and services. WorldCat libraries are dedicated to providing access to their resources on the Web, where most people start their search for information.
If you know of a bookstore that you think should carry CAST, please request it there and let us know as well. We can get the sales team at Schiffer Publishing in touch with the store (and better yet, the buyer, if you can get a name and/or email address). We would deeply appreciate any suggestions or assistance you might be able to offer.