Biographies of Burt Lancaster, including “Burt Lancaster: An American Life” by Kate Buford, “Against Type: The Biography of Burt Lancaster” by Gary Fishgall and “Burt Lancaster: A Singular Man” by Robyn Karney, are available at retail bookstores such as Barnes & Noble, on websites such as Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com, and at local public libraries. Most bookstores have extensive biography sections and staff who can locate books that are out of print or hard to find.
Most retail bookstores maintain websites where customers can purchase books in various formats and titles that aren't in stock at their nearest location. Online stores such as BarnesandNoble.com and Amazon.com offer a choice of hard- or soft-cover editions and feature electronic versions of many titles, which customers can download to eReader platforms such as the Barnes & Noble Nook or Amazon’s Kindle. Barnes & Noble’s Nook store offers “Burt Lancaster: Life & Words” by Anna Kanning, an anthology containing 90 facts and 54 quotes from Lancaster. Amazon’s Kindle store offers “Burt Lancaster: An American Life” by Kate Buford, a controversial biography written with the cooperation of Lancaster’s widow.
Amazon also maintains Audible.com, a website devoted exclusively to audio books where customers can purchase biographies such as “American Legends: The Life of Burt Lancaster,” written by Charles River Editors and narrated by Charles McKibbon.
Local libraries often have extensive biography collections in paper, audio or electronic formats. Most public libraries belong to a library association or resource-sharing network that allows them to borrow titles not included in their permanent collections and which has staff skilled in obtaining these titles for members.