Out of print Go books on sale now (only while stocks last)

Get Train Like a Pro and other books for just $10 each.

Get Train Like a Pro and other books for just $10 each.

We recently received a shipment of Go books from Oromedia.

Unfortunately, Oromedia went out of business last year and won’t be publishing or printing any more Go books.

The books that we’ve received from them are the last ones and they’re now out of print.

Click to see the Go books

Save 50% plus

Because we were able to buy these books at a discounted price, we’ve decided to pass the savings on to Go Game Guru readers and sell these books at very cheap prices.

Nearly all of them are priced at $10 or less, which is more than 50% off the prices at other stores (where they usually cost $20 to $30 each).

Don’t miss out

I added all the books to our website over the weekend and they’re already selling quickly.

If you’re a collector, click here now to see which books are still available.

First come, first served

There’s limited stock and there’s no way to restock once titles sell out. To make this fair, orders will be managed strictly on a first come, first served basis.

Our online store will keep track of stock and who ordered first, and once books sell out they’ll disappear from this page.

Once that happens the only way to get them will be if someone cancels their order, or if someone sells them to you second hand (though out of print Go books are often expensive on the second hand market).

So, if you see something you like, please act quickly. Because there won’t be anything we can do to help you once a book sells out (even though we may want to).

Shipping from the US and UK only

We’ve split the remaining stock of Oromedia books in half, between our locations in the US and Europe.

If a particular book runs out of stock in one location, then our store will automatically route all orders for that book to the other location until it’s sold out.

If you have questions about order routing and stock levels, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Full list of Go books and availability

UPDATE:

The books are selling out faster than we expected. Since some of them are now shipping from one location only (US or UK) it can be confusing.

I’ll try to keep the status of each title up to date below and on our store, but please be aware that the situation is changing quickly:

Click here to see which books are still in stock

 

About David Ormerod

David is a Go enthusiast who’s played the game for more than a decade. He likes learning, teaching, playing and writing about the game Go. He's taught thousands of people to play Go, both online and in person at schools, public Go demonstrations and Go clubs. David is a 5 dan amateur Go player who competed in the World Amateur Go Championships prior to starting Go Game Guru. He's also the editor of Go Game Guru.

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Comments

  1. Monique Golay says:

    Hello David,
    I appreciate your Go initiatives. I am writing a biography on my father, a known physicist (see Wikipage, Marcel J. E. Golay 1902-1989) who was a Chess aficionado (he beat Master Siegbert Tarrasch in the twenties) before becoming a Go fan. According to family history, my father’s mother born at the end of the nineteenth century played Go, which marks the History of how Go entered Switzerland. Please email me if you wish to know more.
    H. Jacot-Guillarmod

    • David Ormerod says:

      Hi Monique,

      If you if you want to send me a short article on the topic that you think would be interesting to other Go players too, I’ll have a look and we can publish it here. However, if it will require a lot of editing then it might take a while to publish because we get very busy at this time of year.

  2. I shared this sad good news at my public purpose page Philosophy of Go at Facebook with my recommendation, as I know a number of those books and their authors very well.

  3. Peter, I expected to find recommendations about particular books in your Facebook post. I feel slightly misled and annoyed; although it seems not to have been your intent to mislead, you might want to rephrase your comment here.

    • Peter Dijkema says:

      Thank you evan – my posts there I try to keep shortish – as I know I tend to babble quite a bit 😉 – I’ll have a look at my Go-library soon in my private Godojo room and tell a bit about a few of them.

  4. To be honest im very sad with this news, i think taht losing a seller of books is very hard for the occidental world, i’m happy that almost every book of Oromedia we buyed it with our go club in chile, We are going to buy all that we don’t have, but is a shame what happened here.

    To be honest i’m very sad of not getting some of this books for myself (like train like a pro 2), and i hope that we could get some more books in the next few years and if it’s possible that other company try this again.

    I think like the go community and mostly Federations, asociations and go clubs have to make their own go libraries and that way they can sell more books (and the level is supposed to go up).

    well best regards

    • Peter Dijkema says:

      Don’t worry Ignacio, I know both major importers and sellers in Europe and they’d rather complain that too many companies produce too many interesting or even good Go-books! 😉

      I deeply agree on your point of the importance of libraries at club and national Fedreations – I grew from double-digit kyu to strong kyu by reading my club’s library – at the time we had three club evenings each week – the rest of time I was replayng pro-games from collections of Go World from our club-shelves and the other good books my local Master recommended me – Without being able to read more than a few moves ahead, I became ‘brown belt’ just by good style and sense for strategy – too compensate for my 10k level at tsume-Go and tesuji.

    • David Ormerod says:

      It is a shame, apparently it was problems with their (Korean language) magazine that caused them to go out of business, rather than the books which they published in English.

  5. To David: I reposted the offer at my page in Facebook – see above.
    It got 400 reads so far! I know that the largest market is Europe.
    If I were you I’d split the rest of your stocks between the two major sellers. Both owner couples are long time very good friends, main importers, distributors and co-producers of major book-series (like Go World, famous Invincible, Ishi Press now Kiseido books):
    Het Paard (Amsterdam), Hebsacker Verlag (Hamburg).
    Both are in Facebook. Or ask me for links in a private message somewhere – Regards, great Go-Guru’s site you three run! – Peter

    • David Ormerod says:

      Thanks for sharing the news about the sale Peter. At this stage it’s easier for us to just sell the books directly to Go players, and this way we can keep the prices low too.

      We’ll definitely contact your friends in Europe when we publish our Lee Sedol vs Gu Li book though. 🙂