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Subject: Went to FOL sale and reporting...
Date Posted: 3/26/2010 11:10 AM ET
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Our semi-annual FOL sale will be here tonight. It is a HUGE book sale with tons of paperbacks and hardcovers. Most of the books are donated and are not library books. I need suggestions on authors to look for that members will want to receive their books. I plan on taking a list with me so I can look for those authors. I will do a search on here of the authors that you suggest to find out which books are wishlisted. I know what cozies to look for. But there are usually fewer of those to find, so I usually just grab any that I can. lol

So, please feel free to suggest away! I thank all of you ahead! I am a friend of the library, so I'm lucky to be there on preview night along with all the book dealers.



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Date Posted: 3/26/2010 7:42 PM ET
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Chris Grabenstein-John Ceepak series

Mark Schweizer--Hayden Konig series

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 9:43 PM ET
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Are you just looking for mystery suggestions?   If so, I'll suggest any book by William Kent Krueger.   I've noticed that his books are almost always wishlisted here on PBS, even the older ones.   Also ANY book by Christopher Moore.    And yes, cozies are really good - especially paranormal cozies.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 9:56 PM ET
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Seems like the Swedish mystery authors are usually wishlisted right now--in fact, any mysteries set in Europe or Asia seem popular.

Lucky you, to go to the preview night--that probably means you'll have time to think about what to buy.  On the regular sale day you have to run in and grab everything, then go off to the side and look through it.  Partly just because it's crowded, but mainly to avoid the "scanners"--the book sellers who come in and grab everything good as soon as the sale opens.  They've just about ruined the library sales for me.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 10:20 PM ET
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Yes, I am looking for mystery/thriller suggestions. They have a VERY large selection of mystery/thriller books. So many that it would really help to know which authors people are looking for. I know some authors have many copies of books already on here. Thanks for the suggestions so far, but I'm hoping for more.

I know that paranormal books are popular, but the FOL volunteers last year had no idea what I was talking about. One guy sent me to the Stephen King section. lol By the time I finally found them(a small section), they were almost gone.

Actually, I found myself hurrying around and grabbing books on preview night. There were so many people then, but not as much as the first full day. No scanners are allowed at this sale, which is nice.

Date Posted: 3/26/2010 11:41 PM ET
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Connie, this is not mystery but I have several cross stitch books on my wish list that don't come up very often.  If you happen to run across some of them, I would love to have them.

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 8:24 AM ET
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All but one or two of Mindy Starns Clark's books are WL. Several William Tapply as well (I'm No. ! on two or three of them).  

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 9:29 AM ET
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Aside from the usual "newer cozies and paranormals" recs, I'd say anything you can find by some of the more obscure authors are usually wishlisted, even if not by very many people, we are always grateful to see those WL's move even a couple of spots. :)

Chris Grabenstein, Colin Cotterill, Christopher Fowler, Louise Penny, Marshall Karp, Stuart MacBride, Sandra Balzo, John Burdett, Karin Fossum, Andrea Camilleri, Craig Johnson....even if some of their earlier ones aren't wishlisted outright, they typically go pretty fast.

My FOL sale is coming up in May and I'm getting antsy already. LOL

Cheryl

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 11:31 AM ET
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I know there is a great demand here for the historical mysteries by Paul Doherty, aka PC Doherty or Michael Clynes. I have a number of them on my WL. The mysteries by Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo are always asked for as well. I WL these and as fast as I read and post them, they are gone. Another one is Stephen Booth - his books are also in high demand most of the time. Louise Penny is another.

This is very nice of you Connie. When our guests stop filing in for their winter vacations down here in Tucson, I intend to hit some of the sales as you are doing. This is a great idea!

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 11:58 AM ET
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Wow, you all are coming up such wonderful suggestions! I would have never thought of a lot of them.

Terri, the craft and hobby section is another area that I like to go to as several members on here like to receive them. I will look out for the ones on your wishlist.

Keep suggesting! You all are great!

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 2:36 PM ET
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You might check the audio section for mysteries as well, especially series/cozies.  I've had the first Nero Wolfe by Rex Stout, Fer-de-Lance, on my wish list in audio for a long time.  I've been first in line for over a year, I think.

I gave up on our FOL sale because of the rude book dealers.  They pretty much ruin it for those of us who really like to read and are not trying to make a profit.  When I used to go I rarely looked for books solely to trade here.  I was mostly looking for anything that I or my mom would enjoy reading.  I'm not necessarily saying that I think someone should not go there to get books to resale.  Just don't shove me out of the way to do it.  I was never a member before but I may consider becoming a member and trying the sale on member's day.

Date Posted: 3/27/2010 6:48 PM ET
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I wish I had seen this one day earlier!  My FOL sale was this morning and there was a whole wall of mystery.  I did pick up some cozies and have listed them in the WL thread.  But I'll definitely be printing this out to take with me next month!



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Date Posted: 3/27/2010 7:26 PM ET
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Yes, Christa, they are suggesting great books to find at the FOL sale. Sounds like you love to go to books sales as much as I do! It's fun to find books that people are wishing for.

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 5:22 PM ET
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I'm going to print it also.  I noticed the other day that our FOL sale is coming up on Apr 17th.  I've never been to one so I need all the suggestions that I can get.

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 7:26 PM ET
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Another good one, if you can find them, Connie, are mysteries by Barbara Cleverly!

(BTW, I have to tell you that every time I see your name come up and where you are from, I have to smile. I have a cousin, who is an M.D. and he lives in Sterling Hts.!) :)

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 5:14 AM ET
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Today is the big evening of the FOL sale and I can't wait! I'll have all of your great suggestions with me. I went to the library last week to get my new FOL card and they were setting up. There were lots of people setting up and tons of books. I was amazed! I think it's even larger than last year, which I can't imagine. I have my B&N bags ready and they have boxes there as well. So, I am ready to stock up. I will post here later on how well I did. I know there will be lots of dealers tonight but at least scanners are not allowed.

If any of you can think of any last minute suggestions, let me know. I'm leaving here around 4:30 p.m.

Again, thanks so much for all your super suggestions. They really help.

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 7:43 AM ET
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It's too late for the original poster, I guess, but I've found that any book in the Miss Zukas series by Jo Ann Dereske is either wishlisted or is requested really quickly. It's a cozy mystery series about a librarian.

And of course any book by Charlaine Harris, not just the Sookie Stackhouse series, is either wishlisted or requested within days.

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:36 AM ET
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Not too late-- tonight (April 28th) is the FOL sale -- see two posts up! 

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 8:51 AM ET
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CS Harris, Kate Ross, Ariana Franklin, Tasha Alexander, Christi Phillips, LAuren Willig, are historical mystery authors whose books are hard to come by. Debbie

Date Posted: 4/28/2010 7:59 PM ET
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Anxious to hear what goodies you come away with, Connie!

Date Posted: 4/29/2010 7:57 AM ET
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My FOL sale is coming up next Thursday thru Saturday, can't wait to see what's on offer this year! I was hoping to sneak out of work early to arrive at the 5:00 opening, but the other person who works late with me is on vacation next week so I won't be able to get there til a bit after 6 pm. Still, I hope to find at least a few goodies for myself--and for my bookshelf. This is the only time of year I buy books that I don't intend to read just to beef my shelf up a bit.

Oh yes--share with us what you got last night, Connie!!

Cheryl



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Date Posted: 4/30/2010 12:54 PM ET
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Tap, tap, tap...this thing on? Connie? Whadja get? Tap...tap...

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 1:20 PM ET
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I wondered the same thing, but figured she's probably recovering from elbows to the ribs, carts in the shins, and the other varieties of madness that FOL sales seem to engender. :-) Especially as I've heard there are other PBS addicts in her vicinity, lol!

Date Posted: 4/30/2010 3:38 PM ET
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Debbie - that is funny ( all the tapping) - had me laughing out loud!

Jodi - I've never been to a FOL sale yet - are they really that vicious?  LOL !  Why am I asking that? I should know that when it comes to BOOKS, there's no holds barred!!!

Connie - yoohoo - come on and tell us! Gosh! I hope she's okay........

Geri (geejay) -
Date Posted: 4/30/2010 5:16 PM ET
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Connieeeee - where are youuuuu?

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