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Topic: "That's a lot of books!"

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Date Posted: 1/2/2014 2:14 PM ET
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NOTE:  This is a duplicate of a post that I also posted on the CMT board. 

That was the comment made by the guy at Goodwill when I donated 3+ boxes of book (about 175 mmp's) a few days ago.   What would he have said if he knew that I also donated a like amount at several other charities?

Yes, I donated most of the books on my PBS bookshelf.   For the past several years, I've been helping out at my local FOTL sale.  I set up the mass market paperbacks, and at the end of the sale I was always permitted to buy a bag or two or books for $4-5.   Amazingly, there were always a lot of great books left and my bookshelf grew to around 600 books.   With that many books, I simply couldn't afford the postage anymore for all of orders I got.   So I had a blowout sale about a month ago, and donated most of the remaining books.

The only books I kept were the Harlequin/Silhouette romances.  These books seem to be the red-headed stepchildren of the used book world.   They get no respect :-)    But I got started reading these series romances when I was a teen.   I now read a very wide variety of book genres, but every once in a while I still get a craving for a Harlequin.    The used book stores around here will only take those published within the last 6 months, if that.   And the library carries them, but gets rid of them much sooner than other types of books.   So good luck finding an older series romance if you are looking for it!    Sure, you can usually get them at Amazon or E-Bay, but it will cost you if you are looking for a specific book.   PBS is one of the few places where you can find older Harlequins/Silhouettes for a reasonable price.

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