For those who didn't know this yet, eBay is a great source to find LEGO Idea Books, (alternative) instructions, LadyBird books and more!
As an example we found these two great auctions!
The various LEGO Idea Books provide many alternative instructions which you can build when you own the basic (Pirates?) bricks.
LEGO Idea Book 260
And who doesn't remember them? The Ladybird comic books!
Ladybird books presents: Captain Roger's Birthday!
Of course you can find all kinds of written LEGO stuff on eBay, if you lost your instructions just type in: LEGO instructions + set number and if you are a bit lucky you will find one or more sellers!
More interested in buying MISB sets? Then visit the Mint in Sealed Box Madness thread! You need to expand your fleet and need more LEGO Pirates ships? Click here!