When I lamented recently that we in the US couldn't get British books until months after publication dovegreyreader suggested I try my luck with The Book Depository (free shipping worldwide.) So I did.
And today there arrived in the mail A S Byatt's new novel, The Children's Book, which will not be released in the US until early October. And I got it in paperback.
The world is flat. You just need to know how to navigate.