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Topic: Can I print a mailing label using my PBS money to mail a book not swapped?

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Subject: Can I print a mailing label using my PBS money to mail a book not swapped?
Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:38 PM ET
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The author of a book I have has offered to autograph it but going to the p.o. is a real hassle for me. Is there a way to print a mailing label for just any old book? 

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:42 PM ET
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Yes.  Use the Mail to a Friend option on the book detail page.  It is at the bottom of the More Options menu. 

I'm not sure how to get the postage date right on the return to you label.  The post office is often very picky about the postage date being correct.

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:42 PM ET
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You can use the Mail to a Friend option. If you find the book in the system, you can find Mail to a friend under the More Options on the book's detail page. If the book isn't in the system,  you can use any old book, just make sure to adjust the weight and don't use one that is on your bookshelf because it will remove it (and you will lose your place in the FIFO line).

Barb S. (okbye) - ,
Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:59 PM ET
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Awesome, thank you! I looked all over the site and couldn't find a way. 

Date Posted: 3/6/2012 11:59 PM ET
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This is where folks start sending Dan Brown books.  I'm convinced that his books are used for this purpose rather than actually swapped.

Date Posted: 3/8/2012 5:58 PM ET
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Actually, I just had a Dan Brown book requested yesterday! :)

Date Posted: 3/9/2012 3:32 AM ET
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This is where folks start sending Dan Brown books.

I use John Grisham books! lol