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Subject: Good haul at the UBS today!
Date Posted: 1/27/2009 8:56 PM ET
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Found a used book store with a great paranormal selection today!  Got:

Captive Moon (Tales of the Sazi, Book 3) and Captive Moon (Tales of the Sazi, Book 3)  - C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp

Full Moon Rising (Riley Jensen, Guardian, Book 1) - Keri Arthur

Blue Moon (Nightcreature, Book 1) - Handeland, Lori

Dates from Hell - Harrison et al

Crimson Moon and Shadow of the Moon - Rebecca York

Sleeping with the Fishes (Fred the Mermaid, Book 1), Swimming without a Net (Fred the Mermaid, Book 2) and Dead and Loving It - Mary Janice Davidson

 

I am so happy. :-)))

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 11:21 PM ET
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Don't you just LOVE days like that! You aren't in my town are you?? I have a great thrift store that gets a lot of really nice condition, current-release paranormal. The last time I was in I found Keri Arthur's Destiny Kills, laura gilma's free fall, 3 other WLed books, and a bunch of non WLed stuff that I was wanting to read. Most were priced at 0.75 :)

Happy reading!

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 11:40 PM ET
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WOW !!!!!!!!!!!! There sn't a used book store nywhere near me. I am so jelous. Feel free to get some for me !

Date Posted: 1/27/2009 11:59 PM ET
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Wow -- that's a great haul!  We don't have used books stores in my area either, so count me amongst the jealous ones too!

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 7:26 AM ET
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how do you find used book stores?

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Date Posted: 1/28/2009 8:45 AM ET
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No used bookstores near here either.  (boo-boo lip and jealous face)...

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 8:48 AM ET
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I wandered around my UBS for a full hour on Monday not finding anything. I was about to go home in a funk when I decided on a whim to check the new releases. Then, there waiting for me (just me I am sure) was a pristine copy of The Outlaw Demon Wails by Kim Harrison. I was so excited I had to restrain myself from jumping up and down in the store. I am still in the 300+ part of the WL line for it.
Date Posted: 1/28/2009 9:46 AM ET
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I never think to look in thrift stores, but that's a great idea. There are a million around here. I do have two really good used bookstores that I go to. Maybe I should let my buddies know before I go and see if I can find some they're looking for. :) The one by my house has a whole wall of paranormal. It's almost overwhelming.  It's dangerous for me so I don't let myself go too often. 

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 10:37 AM ET
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I found this store going out of business and it had this vamp book that I picked up for like 30 cents.  When I checked it, it had a bunch of people on a waiting list, so I went back to get the rest.  I got them for 10 cents each and I got like 10 of them.  LOL

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 10:42 AM ET
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That's incredible!  What a lucky find.

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 8:23 PM ET
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Wow, Melanie and Kim must not live in NJ, LOL!  I bought 19 books total and including 3 hardbacks they worked out to $3 each on average.  Not great, but about the going rate for UBSs in NJ... most are 50% of cover price and up.

 

Andrea, I use Google maps to find used bookstores.  I travel to different parts of NJ, PA and NY for work, so whenever I go to a new town I use Google maps to look up the town.  Then I click on "search nearby" and type in "used book store" for the search criteria.  The listings can be out of date (unfortunately a number of UBSs around here have gone out of business recently), so I usually call first to confirm location and hours.

Date Posted: 1/28/2009 8:29 PM ET
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Okay, where in Jersey and NY are there good books?   More like the Northern jersey area.  I can also do the City and/or Hudson Valley, NY.  Now I'm excited.

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 1:32 PM ET
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Kim,

 

Try The Book Trader: 494 Inman Ave Colonia NJ 07067.  It is cash only, the owner is grumpy and the books are strewn all over the floor (paranormals are in a pile on the floor at the end of the romance aisle), but they have a lot of books to choose from.

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 5:00 PM ET
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Awesome.  Thanks.  How do I find a list?  Maybe I can find something a little closer.