From Library Journal
Since 1987, The Catalog of Catalogs has served as the only inexpensive, semicurrent listing of the catalogs that fill mailboxes across the country, plus at least 14,000 more. About 15,000 retailers are listed in 900 subject areas, among them gingerbread houses, casino supplies, jukeboxes, and sundials. In addition to descriptions of the companies, addresses, and telephone numbers, this edition includes web sites for about a third of the entries. Still believing that some people may not have Internet access, Palder does not include online retailers with exclusively online catalogsAthus, Amazon.com is not listed. This directory continues to be recommended for public libraries and academic libraries with a community-based clientele. (Index not seen.)AChristine E. Bulson, SUNY at Oneonta Lib.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Most of the consumer purchasing in this country is done by women (the exception being big-ticket items like appliances and cars), and more often than not, women are the ones making sure the kids get clothed, food gets bought and mom gets her present on mother's day. So if you feel slightly overburdened, here are two great resources for shopping that don't involve getting in your car and shlepping to the store one more time. The Catalog of Catalogs III
lists over 12,000 mail-order companies and is fully indexed with name, address, phone number and a brief description. The Wholesale-By-Mail Catalog
has fewer listings, but focuses on discount suppliers and wholesalers. Some suppliers here have minimum purchase requirements for discounts, but many of these are not unreasonable, especially for families (go in with your friends and neighbors). Each entry is accompanied by complete information on the company, their products, the discount given and how you can best take advantage of their offerings. Most of the catalogs are free. You can buy organic food, clothing, computer supplies, hobby goodies and even furniture-all from the comfort and convenience of your armchair. -- From The WomanSource Catalog & Review: Tools for Connecting the Community for Women; review by Ilene Rosoff
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