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Subject: Would like "publish date" on Top 50 Wishlist
Date Posted: 11/24/2007 10:22 AM ET
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I would like to see the "publish date" of a book on the top 50 Wishlist screen. That way I can tell if it is a newer book, or older book, and the chance it might appear at Goodwill. Goodwill only seems to have fairly old books (older than 5 years).

So I might have to get newer books from garage sales. What is the best place to find cheap newer books?

 

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 10:47 AM ET
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I've gotten some cheap newer books at library sales--some libraries have annual or semi-annual used book sales and some have an ongoing shelf or "store" where there are always books for sale.  See if there are any other charity type shops near you too, besides Goodwill.  And although I've never used it, some people have good luck with Freecycle.  I've never specifically looked for wishlist books, what I do is take books that look interesting and that are in good condition.  Sooner or later they are requested--but then, I have some room to store them so I don't care if they sit on my bookshelf for a while.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 11:22 AM ET
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Most of my cheap newer books come from a local used book store. These books are sold for about half the original price.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 2:43 PM ET
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Our library has an ongoing book sale but they only sell books that haven't been checked out much, i.e. that people don't want to read. If they are at the library being sold, I don't think it's real likely someone else will like to read them. Although, sometimes I recall some good books I read in high school, and I am currently requesting them here! :)

 

 

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 3:00 PM ET
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I hit Goodwill and Salvation Army and other thrift stores and get pretty new books there.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 4:46 PM ET
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I'm not sure how my library gets books that they don't need, but I always find several brand new trade paperbacks, and this last time they had some brand new mass market sci-fi/fantasy.  I buy them and post them, since I keep a lot of the books I trade for here.

Date Posted: 11/24/2007 10:13 PM ET
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Friends of the Library sales.  Also, Border's bookstore sometimes will have a sale where they are getting rid of remainders.  I got some books there once for a dollar each, and a few were wishlisted!

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 7:44 PM ET
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I hit up the Salvation Army and Goodwill at least once a week, along with a local flea market that they have every Saturday. It's hit or miss, but I've gotten books for a quarter that other people were wish listing! Library sales are awesome too, when they have them. It's worth driving a bit if you have to. I filled a backpack with books to the point where I couldn't get it shut and I paid about $7 for it all, and they were mostly newer books...

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 8:36 PM ET
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where can I find the top 50 wish list books??

Date Posted: 11/25/2007 9:09 PM ET
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Deb, under Community there is a link for Top 50's.  that will get you the top 50 wish list books

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 6:44 AM ET
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thanks :)

Date Posted: 11/26/2007 8:06 AM ET
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Nonprofits (libraries, AAUW, Boy Scouts) around here often have used book sales to raise funds. They ask for donations from the public, which is most likely where the recent nearly new books come from.

I've started subscribing to Booksalefinder.com's newsletter. You can specify the distance from your zip code that you are willing to drive and the newsletter comes every week listing the book sales within that  area. Or you can just go to the appropriate state and browse the sale notices there.

Yard and moving sales are also a great way to find recent books.

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Date Posted: 11/26/2007 8:55 AM ET
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Is there any way to print the top 50's list without all the graphics and such?  I'd love to take this list with me to Goodwill, but it looks like it's going to be pages and pages long!