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Subject: Books A Million...
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 6:59 PM ET
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If you have a BAM near you, you just might want to take a ride to it. At the one nearest me, they had 5 racks of $1.00 books today!

There wasn't much H/F there, but if you enjoy reading other genres as I do, I'm sure you'll find something worth your dollar. ;-)

I got books by Arturo Perez-Reverte, Maxine Swann, Hari Kunzro, Rosina Lippi, Ron McLarty, Mohammed Hanif, and many more. I saw some memoirs and a few non-fiction titles too.

I bought 20 books and got all kinds of good stuff!!

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 7:38 PM ET
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What a haul! Wish I had one near me. I don't have enough books already!

Enjoy them!

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 7:41 PM ET
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Well crap, there's a Books A Million in DC.  May have to make a stop.

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 7:50 PM ET
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Hey Erika -- I just looked up the Books-A-Million store finder to discover that the nearest one to me is the one in DC -- maybe I'll see you there!

(Thanks so much, Valli -- just what we all need -- more books!! I can hardly wait to tell my husband how much money I saved by buying books.)

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 8:17 PM ET
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Thats one thing I miss about living in TN.  They had a books-a-million in Clarksville I used to go to all the time

Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 8:39 PM ET
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I had never heard of them until we moved here. There is one about 5 miles from me. Looks like I will have to take a trip tomorrow night. lol.

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 10:08 PM ET
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Guess I know where I will be spending my lunch hour tomorrow!

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 10:19 PM ET
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Yup, it's right in Dupont Circle, Deb.

Date Posted: 12/8/2009 11:05 PM ET
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There's one the Loop, just one block north of my usual walk to the office.  I'll have to stop by.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 1:47 PM ET
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I made it out of there without doing too much damage.  I only bought 1 book off of the $1 rack and two off the bargain $3.97 rack....all can be used for at least one of my 2010 reading challenges.  There was a ton of cheap stuff in the bargain area that has long WL here, like Deliverance Dane for $8 and Serpant's Tale for $5.

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 2:40 PM ET
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Christa, you did very well, such restraint! You'll have to be my new hero. ;-)

The BAM near me also had tons of highly wishlisted H/F on their clearance tables. Lots of good stuff! Yes, I had to buy a few of those too.

This morning, I entered all of the books I got into my TBR and found that half of the dollar books I got were wishlisted. I wasn't expecting that, but it's good to know. I bought a Jasper Fforde book that has over fifty wishers. I've never tried a Fforde book, but at a buck, I can certainly afford to try one now.

I also got my BooksAMillion box yesterday and two in the mail from PBS. A really, really good day for books here! :-D

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 3:00 PM ET
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Whew, there's not one even close to me in Washington State. I can continue to be a library girl :)

Date Posted: 12/9/2009 5:06 PM ET
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I would have bought more off the $1 book rack, but I'm staying away from hardbacks. My keeper shelf is very tiny...mostly very sentimental books, so pretty much everything gets mailed out at some point. 

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Date Posted: 12/10/2009 5:54 AM ET
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Valli, Thank you soooo much for recommending BAM!!  I had never been to the one here, but after you told us about the great deal we went over last night. I bought a bunch of books off the $1 shelf (I got the Jasper Fford book also, I have read the first one and liked it) and even more from the discount isle and library tables. I had no idea that they sold old library books! Plus they had a couple of promotions going that I bought their membership card and it only cost me $5 instead of $20. They have a large selection and great layout. I have never felt compelled to get the membership card at B & N but I did at BAM. What a great store!!

Date Posted: 12/10/2009 12:14 PM ET
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There was no dollar shelf at the Loop BAM.  (~pouting~) They had two tables of clearance hardcovers for 3.99 to 5.99, but only one or two HF, and those looked more like dressed up HR than fiction.  And no classics, either, which was the other category I was looking for.  Initially I was interested in one romance-looking HF and carried it around with me while I wandered a few other areas of the bookstore ... until I noticed that the regular sticker on it indicated it was Teen.  I left without anything. (Horror!)



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