TIME's Guide To Shopping

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SPYWORLD.COM Your source for telephone-bug detectors and wristwatch video cameras spyworld.com

Entertainment
There are more places than ever these days to buy books, CDs, DVDs and videos

1BOOKSTREET.COM Large selection of discounted books; free "bonus" book with orders over $15 bookstreet.com

ABEBOOKS.COM Excellent rare- and used-book search engine; experts field book-related questions at "Collectors Corner" abebooks.com

A DIFFERENT LIGHT BOOKSTORE A gay-lesbian bookstore with spirited recommendations and thorough descriptions of all titles adlbooks.com

ALLBOOKS4LESS.COM If your book is in stock, you'll be hard pressed to find it for less allbooks4less.com

AMAZON.COM A bookstore, and then some. Need we say more? amazon.com

AUDIOBOOKS.COM Books on CD and cassette for 20% off list price; trade in old audio books for further discounts audiobooks.com

BARNES & NOBLE.COM Just like the superstores but with better prices and selection. Its eBookstore has more than 100 titles available for free download barnesandnoble.com

BLOCKBUSTER.COM The online home of the ubiquitous movie and game rental store, featuring a wide range of titles blockbuster.com

BORDERS.COM The virtual version of the bookstore chain, crammed with interviews, excerpts, reviews and provocative columns such as Grrrl Talk borders.com

BROADWAY NEW YORK INC. CDs, books, videos and posters from Broadway hits. Ask April tells what happened to your favorite stars of yesteryear broadwaynewyork.com

CDCONNECTION.COM Offers numerical customer ratings of all its discs and movies cdconnection.com

CITY LIGHTS BOOKSTORE The Web home of the legendary San Francisco bookstore; learn about beatniks past and present citylights.com

ESSENTIAL MEDIA An extensive selection of counterculture media. Includes the infamous CD Celebrities at Their Worst, with John Wayne's drunken commencement speech essentialmedia.com

FRONTSTAGE.COM Belgium's leading online media retailer carries titles not easily found in the U.S. plus music news with a distinctly European slant frontstage.com

JIM'S RARE SERIALS AND B-WESTERNS They're all here: Boston Blackie, Commando Cody, Red Ryder and Lum & Abner rareserials.com

MDT Great prices and an excellent selection from a classical- music specialist in Britain mdt.co.uk

PIERRE'S CAJUN RECORD SHOP All things Louisianan, including Cajun, Zydeco and swamp-pop CDs, plus lots of recipes winningways.com/pierre

SATELLITE RECORDS A one-stop hip-hop shop for vinyl recordings, with sound samples of every title in stock satelliterecords.com

SMITHSONIAN FOLKWAYS RECORDINGS A treasure trove of historic music, from blues to mid-'40s calypso to Peruvian field recordings web2.si.edu/folkways

TOWERRECORDS.COM A wide range of music and movie titles, plus an Extras page, which allows you to mix a personalized CD towerrecords.com

Food & Wine
Everything--literally from soup to nuts--from every corner of the planet

BALDUCCI'S New York City's gourmet grocery ships meat, seafood, soups, desserts and prepared entrees; gift hampers feature duck foie gras and other delicacies balducci.com

BOUNTY HUNTER A "personal wine shopper" specializing in limited-production California wines and rare wines from around the world bountyhunterwine.com

CAJUN GROCER Genuine Louisiana foods (alligator, jambalaya, crawfish pie), spices, seasonings, sauces and marinades for the aspiring Cajun chef cajungrocer.com

DEAN & DELUCA The gourmet grocer's online marketplace includes butcher and cheese shops; kitchenware and wine are also available, and you can search for gifts by price, from a $32 box of candied fruit to a $2,350 tin of Beluga caviar deananddeluca.com

ETHNIC GROCER Here you can shop for food under 15 different country headings from Poland to India, and buy ethnic cookbooks ethnicgrocer.com

FLYING NOODLE Huge assortment of pastas, sauces, oils and vinegars; Pasta Club members get all they need to make eight to 10 meals a month flyingnoodle.com

HARRY AND DAVID Mail-order veteran sells fruits, vegetables and gourmet foods ranging from seafood to sweets; produce for monthly fruit clubs comes straight from the field harryanddavid.com

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