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Len S. (lens) - , - PaperBackSwap Team
Subject: *** Book Deals, Offers, Bookshelf Promotions ***
Date Posted: 12/11/2008 11:10 AM ET
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Please post your book deals, offers and bookshelf promotions here!

Deals, offers and promotions in the main thread may be deleted without warning.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 12:26 PM ET
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All books on my shelf are 2/1, and check out my profile for unpostables - take 2 with every order.  I also have an ARC of Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen.  Thanks,


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Date Posted: 12/15/2008 8:14 PM ET
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I have an ongoing 2 for 1 deal going on as well.   PM me the title of the second book you want after ordering the first book.

Date Posted: 12/15/2008 9:43 PM ET
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Hi everyone!

See below in my signature for my ongoing deals!

"Hidden Gems" on my shelf would include a couple of HCs by Kaye Gibbons, some nice coffee-table type gift books, and at least one by Elizabeth Berg.......

I'm a pretty fast reader and add books to my shelf almost daily......

Stop by and take a look!


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Subject: Why this thread here when there is Book Bazaar?
Date Posted: 12/16/2008 8:16 PM ET
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Just wondering...

Date Posted: 12/16/2008 9:52 PM ET
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Any unpostables can be taken with the request of a book on my posted book list. Currently the only unpostable I have is: "Children of Jihad" by Jared Cohen.

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 4:39 AM ET
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Jean, the reason is that it is easier to find what you want when a deal is posted to a particular forum. There are a lot of posts on the Mysteries Forum and people know they are going to see mysteries posted and not have to look through a hundred romances to find something they are interested in. They may be going to put a sticky on each forum, not sure. It also keeps people from posting individual deals and then having others get upset about that. If it is just in one place it pleases those looking for and offereing deals and also doesn't upset those who don't want a bunch of deals posted except on the bazaar. Hope all this makes sense, it is late and we just got home.

Date Posted: 12/17/2008 6:49 PM ET
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I see the reason for a deals thread on mysteries, but what is the genre on Hidden Gems?

Len S. (lens) - , - PaperBackSwap Team
Date Posted: 12/17/2008 8:14 PM ET
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It's not so much a certain genre as it is 1) the way Claire S. used it above to advertise deals on her "Hidden Gems", and 2) some members only frequent certain forums and want to advertise deals where their online buddies will see them.


Date Posted: 12/17/2008 8:16 PM ET
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Jean, that is a very good question, hadn't even thought about it. Maybe the powers that be are tired of sticking one at a time and decided to add all of them or maybe someone actaully asked for this one?

Subject: 2 for 1
Date Posted: 1/11/2009 3:42 PM ET
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I need to clean house...I will send a second book with the order of the first book, just pm me.  I'd also include a book with the order of an audio book, but not another audio.  Make sense?  Thanks!

Date Posted: 1/13/2009 2:43 PM ET
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New to the club so I hope this is the spot to post this.  If not just let me know.  Just to say the book An Innocent Man by John Grisham is an excellent story about a man with mental illness wrongly convicted.

Ivy M. (Luvbug) - ,
Date Posted: 3/6/2009 10:30 PM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
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I have the first four books of the Spiderwick Chronicles plus the three booklets that came  in the General Mills  cereal boxes.  I would really like to send them all to the same person if possible but not necessary.    All are hardback and in like new condition.  I bought them at Walmart and am the only one to read them.

Book 1 The Field Guide  ISBN 0-689-85936-8

Book 2  The Seeing Stone ISNB 0-689-85937-6

Book 3 Lucinda's Secret   ISBN 0-689-85938-4  TAKEN

Book 4  The Ironwood Tree   ISBN 0-689-85939-2    TAKEN



Three from the cereal boxs are

Troll Trouble

Goblins Attack

Great Escape


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Subject: Unpostable WL Book
Date Posted: 3/14/2009 12:16 AM ET
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I recently received Sinister Shorts by Perri O'Shaughnessy and did not realize there is a circle of what looks like water damage on about 4 pages.  The book is in otherwise excellent condition.

It is a Wish List book but unpostable.  It is free with any other book on my bookshelf.  Just PM me.



Smoke free, pet free, perfume free home.


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Subject: Buy One Book Get One Free
Date Posted: 3/22/2009 12:12 AM ET
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On my bookshelf I am offering buy one get one free for March. Just PM me with the one you would like for free.

Here are my books:

Allergy Free: An Alteranative Medicine Definitive Guide by Konrad Kail, Bobbi Lawrence, Burton Goldberg.

Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver

Beating the Street by Peter Lynch

Collins Gem Portuguese Dictionary: English/Portuguese/Portuguese English (Collins Gem) Harper Collins

The Dive from Clausen's Pier by Ann Packer

The Hours by Michael Cunningham

The Shipping News by Annie Proulx

Just Enough Portuguese (Just Enough) by DL Ellis

One Up on Wallstreet by John Rothchild and Peter Lynch



Subject: Unpostable WLed Book: THE TENDERNESS OF WOLVES
Date Posted: 3/26/2009 1:55 PM ET
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broken spine, however all pages are intact (none loose) also smudge about 30 pages in with some wrinkling of a few pages in the same area.

Free with any book from my bookshelf. Will also add it on to a deal.

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Date Posted: 4/3/2009 8:59 AM ET
Member Since: 11/30/2005
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My niece sent me a box of books that her teenagers have finished reading and/or do not want to read. When I opened the box there was about 30 of the Animorph series books, 2 Dragon Lance series books , 1 Forgotten Realms and about 10 other stand alone books. They are all in good condition... just have normal wear from being read. I am open to deals if you want more then one of them...or any other books on my self…just pm me with your request and I will see what I can do.

Subject: 3 for 1
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 6:50 PM ET
Member Since: 2/23/2009
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as of right now i am offering a 3 for 1 deal until 11pm tonight.  if you missed it and see some books you want go ahead and pm me.  i just want to get rid of these books!  i dont want them sitting around anymore.  and i would like to have a few extra credits!  so please, help a guy out!?  thanks!

Subject: "Explore America" series deal
Date Posted: 4/22/2009 10:26 AM ET
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I just posted 6 big beautiful Reader's Digest Explore America series books that I love but have no room for. They are all in brand new condition. The titles are "Great American Journeys", "National Parks", "Historic Places", "Back Road & Hidden Corners", "Just Off the Interstate" ane "Our Living History". They would be great for vacation ideas, for getting to know other parts of the country, for dreaming about where to go, and they have beautiful pictures, lots of maps and lots of info. Because I want someone else to enjoy them I'm willing to do a 2-for-1 deal on them. You can order one and get one free or you can order 3 and get the other 3 free. If you want to be sure to be able to get all 6 (or the 2 you want) just order exactly what you want and I will gift you back the credits for the free book(s).

PM me if you have questions and I will try to check here often today.

Thanks! Cindy

Subject: Losing Sleep by Lydia Dotto
Date Posted: 4/26/2009 3:32 PM ET
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Like new condition, just missing copyright/publisher page. 

From Publishers Weekly
As part of this timely work on the still mysterious nature of sleep, Toronto-based science writer Dotto records the findings of laboratory tests--including her own 50-hour ordeal as a test subject--regarding the effects of sleep deprivation (from which scientists believe most people in urban, industrial societies suffer). In a fluent narrative, she explains how, starting with the electric light bulb, today's 24-hour economy and lifestyle, imposed by technology, disrupts human circadian rhythms and inner clocks, leading to major sleep and health disorders and impaired performance and safety in industry, transportation, sports, etc. Among suggested solutions, the author cites substituting multiple naps--common to animals--in place of long, single periods of sleep.

Free with any request off my shelf.

Subject: 2 for 1 -- Audio Books Listing these til 6-1 then they are outta here.
Date Posted: 5/11/2009 12:19 AM ET
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I have had these audio books (previous library copies -- audio cassettes)  .

Pick a Swap from my list and then contact me with PM re: your 2nd choice.  Since PBS defaults to 2 credits for audio -- you'll actually be getting the 2 audio books for 2 credits instead of 4.  Help me get these outta here or elsewhere they will go.

There are quite a few more audios on my site.  Look around, please.

Thanks a bunch,

forjoy -

Parent Talk - Straight Answers to the Questions that Rattle Moms and Dads - AUDIO Dr. Kevin Leman & Randy Carlson



The Sands of Time AUDIO Sidney Sheldon 1558007318



Beyond Reason AUDIO Ken Englade 1559271175



Pursuit of Justice - AUDIO Mimi Latt 1567402771



Debt of Honor (Jack Ryan) AUDIO Tom Clancy 0679436979



West End AUDIO Laura Van Wormer 1552041603



Cries from the Earth (Plainsmen Series No 14) (Audio Cassettes) Terry C. Johnston 0375407057




Full Dress Gray AUDIO Lucian K Truscott IV



secrets for success & happiness AUDIO og mandino



Diana's Boys: William and Harry and the Mother They Loved AUDIO Christopher Anderson 56889

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Date Posted: 5/26/2009 8:46 PM ET
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I just posted tons more books to my book shelf and made a long list of my unpostables on my profile page. Unpostables come one free with any order from my bookshelf, just PM me the title of your order and the title of the unpostable you would like. Plenty of variety :)

Subject: just posted more books, deals available
Date Posted: 6/1/2009 2:48 AM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2008
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2 for 1 on paperback, 3 for 2 on hardcover.  or any other reasonable offer, if you want several books and I can save on shipping we can talk about more deals :-)

Date Posted: 6/2/2009 9:06 PM ET
Member Since: 4/22/2009
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get one romance, self help/how-to, or children's book free with any order for the month of june

also in june- order 2 books- get one free

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Subject: ELOISA JAMES: Three Romance Series, 10 books!
Date Posted: 6/5/2009 10:38 AM ET
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I have 10 romance novels by Eloisa James:

1.  Complete set for "Duchess Quartet" (all 4 novels)

2.  3  books in the "Essex Sisters" series (missing #3)

3.  2 Books in the "Four Sisters" series (missing #3 and #4_

4.  "A Fool Again" novella in the The One that got away anthology (Victoria Alexander, Eloisa James et al)


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