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Wednesday, September 12, 2007

A Question for Everyone....



Many of you know that I used to have an online bookstore. I still have quite a lot of books in my garage and while sorting through some of them today (I was looking for children's books to donate to our women's shelter) I had an idea. I don't want to sell online again but I also don't want to just toss these in the dumpster. Is there any interest in my putting a few books on my blog from time to time and if you want them I'll just ask for the mailing costs plus one dollar for hardcovers and 50 cents for softcovers. That would help with the cost of packaging, and the books would find a new home.

Many of these books are not mainstream and I have lots of subject matter to choose from but I have nothing inventoried anymore so please don't ask me about specific books! I have everything from cookbooks to poetry and much in between. Fiction and non-fiction....and I will tell you if the book has any defects such as underlining or highlighting. Most of the books are in good to very good condition. The photo above is not what my books look like!

I hate to see perfectly good books go to waste if someone can use them. I could set this up as part of my sidebar. I look forward to your comments. Be honest. This is just a spur-of-the-moment idea.

And remember that books can also be used to alter or they can be used for their pictures or illustrations.

22 comments:

  1. I think that is a great idea. You have the books anyway so you might as well try it. Love Hugs and Blessings

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  2. Count me in. I'd love to see what you have stored away.

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  3. do you have any with Mermaids? ... :) I get first dibs..lol..

    PEace n hugs, Kai xx

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  4. BOOKS...what books?????

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  5. This is so crazy Janet but I have a basket of books that I walk by every day and I think...I should put them on my blog and maybe someone will want them..for the postage. I'm sure I don't have half as many as you tho because I gave a bunch away awhile ago and then started over. See how great minds think alike? Anyhow, I would definitely be interested. So I'll keep checking. Ohhh, Amazon would miss me! xoxoxo

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  6. Sounds like a good idea to me,if that does not pan out,can some be donated to a library and will they give you a tax write off ? How are you going to post them ?

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  7. What a great idea Janet.Where I live in Oz we have a big charity sale (twice a year I think)
    People drop off there unwanted books throughout the year to special dropping off places and then the sale happens and it is huge---the money goes to "Lifeline" which is a phone help line organisation.

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  8. I think it is a great idea!!!!

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  9. You always come up with such wonderful and caring ideas.

    I am sure you will get some of your books sold to bloggers.

    I also think that donating, at least some of them, for women's shelters would be greatly appreciated.

    As soon as I get my act together, I'll sort my clothes and send the ones I don't use, to a shelter.

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  10. Sounds like a great idea, Janet. I also have many books and I know before I move again, I'm going to have to downsize because those babies weigh a ton!

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  11. pffft you know me, i love books,i'm in
    ang

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  12. This is good idea Janet. Sometimes old books are good for altering. I'd be interested in seeing them.
    Thank you for stopping by my new blog.Have a great day.
    xx

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  13. I like your idea, Janet. I came here via Lila's blog and I'll be back to see what you have.

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  14. I think it is a great idea and I hope you get lots of takers. I like that people will use them. Got any on design and composition? Heh! Heh!!

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  15. That sounds like a great idea - but it's kinda scary for me, too - 'cause I don't have any room in my bookcases, as is! lol
    Look forward to seeing what you have though.

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  16. Hi Janet! THat seem like a good idea to me! What about a yardsale too? Hope you are doing well1 I am catching up on all the blogging!

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  17. Janet, I think this is a great idea. Books are my compulsion and I would love to see what you have.

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  18. I am VERY interested in this! Especially for altered art or most especially if there are grand illustrations. Can't wait to hear what you have!
    And Kai is going to have to duke it out with me if you have anything with Mermaids...LOL!
    XOXOXO

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  19. I would love to know what you have....I'm interested.Old books are fun! Your, Mary

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  20. Books are special, lets take a peek! Hugs, Mary

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  21. Yes, I'd be interested. I can always add a few more books to my stacks. And plan to get into altering books.

    Julie

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  22. Here's another idea if you still want to donate some books. Do you have a local AAUW chapter? The chapter here has a huge book sale every year and it really does well.

    Julie

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