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Subject: Book Junky Heaven
Date Posted: 9/3/2009 2:35 AM ET
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A PBS user clued me in to this website... It provides information about FOTL sales, book fairs, etc. ALL OVER AMERICA!

Book Sale Finder Website (click it to open in a new window - no pesky back button required)

Is this a great country or what?

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:00 AM ET
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I'm afraid to look. 

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:59 AM ET
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The site is on my favorites list, I don't check it often, mostly because the pages are so cluttered with ads, but when I want to find a sale its the first place I check.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 8:34 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/3/2009 9:58 AM ET
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They will send you an email too if you wish.  I don't have many close to me but its a good resource.

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:19 AM ET
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Oh, but you don't have to look. At the very top is a link to have them email you about sales within a set mile radius. <evil grin>

Nancy, how cool missed that little feature! Off to check the link out. Thanks (I think, LOL).

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 10:57 AM ET
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I signed up there for the email alerts about a year or two back.  It's never found any sales in my area even when there was a booksale in my area.  I bet it works better if  you live in an urban area.



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Date Posted: 9/3/2009 11:23 AM ET
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Sarah, I'm in metro Orange County, California and they didn't have my local FOTL bookstore listed or any other sales going within a 20 mile radius. But I clicked and clicked and found that they'll do free basic listings for non-profits. So, I dashed off a msg to my local FOTL to suggest they sign up.

As I told them in the e-mail, I'm probably crazy for giving them a chance to increase store traffic (more people getting their grubby paws on the books I want), but *sigh* it's good for the FOTL.

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 5:55 PM ET
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I love this site...I've been to a few sales in  the last couple of months because of it, including one where I walked out with at least 40 paperbacks...yeah, it was a little much! The thing I really like, too, is that it shows which libraries have ongoing sales or even have a store-I found 2 or 3 by me, and one of the libraries does $3 for a bag, which I love...I went there yesterday and got the Plum Spooky hardcover-it definitely pays to check it out, even if it means adding to the sickness ;)

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:05 PM ET
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My FOTL bookstore (Costa Mesa) does a $1 bag, but it's fairly well picked over and it's at the branch that has a poor fiction selection. The other branch is better, but they do 50-cent MMPBs and $1.00 HC/TPBs. Gotta check out the Newport Beach store next...

Sickness? I'm in denial. Gotta getta fix, gotta getta fix, gotta getta fix. Breakin' out in a sweat (okay, it is 95 degrees here and I don't have AC).

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:24 PM ET
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Speaking of the $.50 paperbacks-it's so funny how cheap I've gotten with my used books. Only within the last year have I been trolling UBS in my area, and the first one I went into was selling paperbacks at $3.50-$4, and I thought it was a steal!! Now if a paperback is $1 I have to think about how bad I really want it lol

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 6:36 PM ET
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I hear you, Julianne. My local UBS's charge 50% of list, regardless of the book's condition. And as a boxer here on PBS, I won't do 1 or 2 book swaps. I just can't see paying the $2-2.50 postage plus 1 or 2 books from my stash to get 1 or 2 books in return.

My favorite around here is the Salvation Army collection center near my mom's house. It's huge and about 1/4 of the store is books. I try to hit it on Fridays when they have sales, sometimes offering 10 PBs/$1.00.

The best deal of all? Raiding my sister's library! LOL

Colleen

Date Posted: 9/3/2009 7:15 PM ET
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I get an e-mail from them every week but I work Saturdays so I'm just tormenting myself.   :(

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 8:04 AM ET
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There was nothing going in MD there at all. Everything came up for surrounding states.  It's just as well-I'm overrun with books already as it is.

Date Posted: 9/4/2009 9:23 AM ET
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I've used it for a few years and love it.  I am an FOL member, so I know when our big sale is twice a year, but there are smaller branch sales that don't get listed in the newsletter & booksalefinder.com always has them listed.