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Subject: Is there a list of "Most Wished"?
Date Posted: 2/11/2008 12:03 PM ET
Member Since: 2/9/2008
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I'm a new member, but I'm already obsessed!  =)

 

We have a great library sale going on, and I was going to pick up some books if there were several requests for them, but I don't see any easy way to see how many people want particular books (without just going in and entering random titles). 

 

Also, is there a way to see how many copies of a particular book are listed before we post books?  If there are 40 copies of something available, I would rather just donate the book to the libarary sale.

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 12:04 PM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2007
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Try Community>Top 50s for lists of most requested and most wished-for lists.

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 12:08 PM ET
Member Since: 7/7/2007
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Hi Erin and welcome to PBS :-)

You might like to look at the "PBS Top 50", which will show the top 50 requested, posted and wished for items, either overall, in the last 7 days or the last 30 days.  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/top_50.php

You can also see the Club Wish List (all the items folks are wishing for) and browse by title or genre, so if you're going to a mystery sale, for example, you could see what folks are looking for in terms of mysteries, etc. http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/wish_list.php

I know some folks carry PBS lists with them to booksales, etc. and a search of the forums may turn up more details on what they find most useful. 

Cheers,

Catt

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 12:19 PM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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Also - I always pick up crafting books at library sales.  You will never have trouble getting rid of them, even if they are not on anyone's wishlist. 

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 12:28 PM ET
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Cookbooks are also a hot item as well.

Date Posted: 2/11/2008 2:08 PM ET
Member Since: 4/25/2006
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There are also certain authors who will always get requested.  Terry Pratchett (you can just send those straight to me...LOL!) and Christopher Moore are 2 that I know of.