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Author Search
Format: Last, First Name

Entering "Rawson, Jessica" (without quotation marks) finds books by Jessica Rawson, as well as other books whose author names contain either Rawson or Jessica.

Entering "Rawson, Jessica", with Exact Match checked, finds books by Jessica Rawson only.

If you cannot remember the author's last name, please enter your best guess for the first several letters. For example, entering "Prata" will find books by Pal, Pratapaditya.


Title Search
Format: Any word(s)

Entering "Chinese furniture" finds Classic Chinese Furniture, Connoisseurship of Chinese Furniture and other books whose titles contains the words Chinese Furniture.

Entering "Chinese furniture", with Exact Match checked, finds books whose titles contain only the two words: Chinese Furniture.

If you cannot remember the title, please enter your best guess for the first several letters of any words in the title. For example, entering "Liang" will find books with titles containing Liangzhu, Liang, Niuheliang, Lianggong, etc.


Keyword Search
Format: Any word(s)

This search will give you the most possible choices. Entering "Tibetan Paintings" will find books whose titles and descriptions contain at least one instance of the word Tibetan painting.


Item Number Search
Item # refers to the Item number listed in our print catalog. Customers who receive our print catalog, starting from Catalog Number XX, Winter 1998 onward, will be able to conveniently locate a book using item number. To receive our printed catalog, please email your name and address to paragon@paragonbook.com

If you would like, you can search for multiple item numbers at the same time. Simply type in each item number you are interested in, separated by commas.


ISBN Search
Format: Ten digits; hyphens are optional

You can now look for books with a certain ISBN (International Standard Book Number). However, because a good percentage of our books are out-of-print books, catalogs, and books from overseas, they usually contain no ISBN number. Even though it serves to facilitate the book trade, they are not as widely used in the Far East as expected.

If you would like, you can search for multiple ISBN numbers at the same time. Simply type in each ISBN number you are interested in, separated by commas.


Region Option
This option will allow you to limit your search to certain specific regions within Asia. Click on the regions or countries in which you are interested. To search within two or more regions, press the Control key on your keyboard while selecting the extra regions. The Control key also can be used to deselect a region which you decide you do not want. To search all regions, do not choose anything from this box.


Subject Option
This option will allow you to limit your search to certain specific subjects or topics. Click on the subjects in which you are interested. To search within two or more subjects, press the Control key on your keyboard while selecting the extra subjects. The Control key also can be used to deselect a subject which you decide you do not want. To search all subjects, do not choose anything from this box.


Language Option
This option will allow you to limit your search to items written in certain languages. Click on the languages in which you are interested. To search within two or more languages, press the Control key on your keyboard while selecting the extra languages. The Control key also can be used to deselect a language which you decide you do not want. To search all languages, do not choose anything from this box.


Magazines and Journals Search
You can easily find back issues of magazines and journals by selecting your magazine/journal choice from the list and type in keyword(s) you would like to find. If we have that particular issue in stock, your search will return favorable results.


Foreign Language Considerations
All searches work with Chinese, Japanese, and other East and Southeast Asian languages, provided that the data exist. We are adding more data in vernacular languages every day. For questions regarding viewing of these languages, please see Foreign Language Help

If you are interested in What's New in languages other than English, please visit the Librarians link.

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