I have been desperately searching for the hardcopies of Grothendieck's EGA and SGA trilogy, but I could not find available sales except for some used books at Amazon with ridiculously expensive prices. I am aware that there are electronic copies available, but I always prefer hardcopies due to my eye-vision problem.

Are all official publications for EGA and SGA out of sales now? If not, do you know any foreign website that sells them? I would love to acquire copies!

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    $\begingroup$ And EGAs can be either downloaded from Numdam, or hardcopies can be ordered directly from IHÉS, see ihes.fr/bibliotheque/#publications-mathematiques (according to the downloadable order form the 8 volumes cost 229 euros). $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2017 at 14:15
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    $\begingroup$ I believe that newer versions of SGA1,2,3 are available from SMF: smf4.emath.fr/en/CatalogueCommandes/CommandeEnLigne/… $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2017 at 14:40
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    $\begingroup$ The "original editions" in your header might be unclear, since I can recall seeing some of the early versions in mimeographed, softcover formats. The "official" versions of EGA first appeared in IHES volumes (now freely available online at numdam.org as noted by Denis). In those days I actually wrote to Grothendieck himself asking about availability of his seminar notes with Demazure, and soon a large package arrived in my mailbox at UMass. That was before email and the internet, of course. The re-editions may be a better mathematical source now. $\endgroup$ Feb 10, 2017 at 17:09
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    $\begingroup$ Also, I think almost all Springer LNM are available on demand. This should include SGA. For instance the first: springer.com/us/book/9783540369103 $\endgroup$
    – A.G
    Feb 10, 2017 at 19:36
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    $\begingroup$ As for the close votes: I think that this is a legitimate question, which more people have. The OP gives a good reason for not being happy about online versions. $\endgroup$ Feb 11, 2017 at 21:29


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