The other day I chose a book at the used bookstore, not noticing that it was a UK edition. While I was reading it, I eventually spotted the foreign URL on the back and was just a little excited. Then I wondered why. It's the exact same cover and text as the American version. There's nothing special about it. I used to buy a lot of import CDs because they had extra content but books are the same no matter where they are released, right?
But then I started thinking of the exceptions. There are different covers. There are different titles like The Philosopher's Stone versus The Sorcerer's Stone or The Sister versus The Behaviour of Moths. And then there are the times when a book is just not available in your country yet.
So what do you think about foreign versions of a book? Are there times when you specifically look for a different edition than the one locally available? Or is it just not something that matters to you?
Wondering if the books are better on the other side of the pond,