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Subject: Is this genre unpopular?
Date Posted: 7/17/2007 1:39 PM ET
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Most of my TBR is travel lit/essay/narrative, although very little of it is wish-listed; I don't hold out too much hope that most of my travel lit WL books (1 of 1 for a while on most) will ever come through either.

 Anyway, thought I'd post to see if others head to this section of the store first, too?

Date Posted: 7/25/2007 12:59 PM ET
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I don't head to this section first (I always hit the Book Bazaar in hopes of finding that one special deal)  but on rare occasions I look here. :)

Date Posted: 7/29/2007 11:52 AM ET
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 I have seen other threads in other PBS forums where there was great response and lots of  listings for travel essays/literature.

In my experience, these forums, by genre, get very little response compared to those at the top of the list.

Date Posted: 8/5/2007 7:14 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/1/2007 5:05 PM ET
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This travel forum doesn't get a lot of business, but I have swapped a bunch of travel books and essays. They seem to be as popular as any of the fiction I have had on my shelf, and more popular than the other non-fiction.
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 4:17 PM ET
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Personally, I see a LOT of travel essay come across my daily digest.  And they go off my book shelf fast too.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 10/15/2007 3:05 AM ET
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Insight Guides get snatched up almost instantly, even if they are old.  The rest of my travel books, I had to do a 2 for 1 to move them.

 

Date Posted: 5/30/2008 7:21 AM ET
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I do quite a bit of trading here with my travel memoirs and most that I've rcd were WLed.

L. G. (L)
Date Posted: 6/1/2008 4:06 AM ET
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Memoirs and first-person accounts always do well.  Travel guides, not so much.

 

Date Posted: 6/2/2008 1:46 PM ET
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I've posted quite a few travel adventure books in the past month or so.  If you click on my nickname above you can go to my bookshelf and browse - mountain climbing, polar trekking, bicycling "off the map" accross Siberia, rafting the Boh, etc.  I hope you find something you like.

Date Posted: 6/17/2008 6:41 PM ET
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I have about 3 shelves of travel memoirs on my TBR list and a bunch more on my wish list. It's probably my favorite non-fiction genre. But I have noticed they don't get posted very often.