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Subject: What Books...
Date Posted: 8/21/2007 9:47 PM ET
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Is everybody wishing/looking for? Newbie who doesn't have a whole lot of books to give away needs to know what to look for in some of the local thrift stores where I can get some books for as little as 10 cents. Wish there was a "most wished/looked for" option for the site.

Thank you

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 9:52 PM ET
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Check out Community->Top 50->Wishes->Calculate 7 days (or 30 days), and it will give you a "most wished/ looked for" list.  Or just to a look at my wishlist and post books directly to it if you find them:)

Date Posted: 8/21/2007 11:03 PM ET
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By Golly there is! Thank you

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 1:30 AM ET
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hehe ;)

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 2:55 PM ET
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I have found that books on writing get snatched up pretty quickly.  I posted a bunch that I had sitting around and all of them were requested (most were not wishlisted) with a couple of days of being requested.  Even books that were 10-15 years old. 

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 3:08 PM ET
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Paranormal romances usually go pretty quickly also, especially Katie MacAlister and Sherrilyn Kenyon.

Dory -
Date Posted: 8/22/2007 3:21 PM ET
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New age books on magic, wicca, etc fly off my bookshelf.

Dory

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 4:51 PM ET
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In addition to the above, cozy mysteries and fantasy series tend to move pretty fast.

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 6:16 PM ET
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I find that classics go quickly, too.

-Layne

Date Posted: 8/22/2007 8:16 PM ET
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Also I've had success with cookbooks.

ETA:  LOL, Kellie!  I just checked your shelf and I see that you have several cookbooks.  Maybe my advice isn't the greatest tonight!  Hopefully some of those cookbooks will be snatched up soon.  :->



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Linda S. (thk) - ,
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 10:57 AM ET
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How-to books often go pretty fast.  I posted How-to run-a-bed-and-breakfast and start-a-corporation, and they went in a couple of days.  If you're buying books to post (as I do), keep in mind the balance between desirability and weight-and-postage.  I did not buy the 2 mentioned above, someone gave them to me.

That's great about the thrift store.  Wish I had one handy like that.  I used to go to one that had great books for 25 cents, but it's 60 miles away now.  I pay 50 cents or a dollar at the Friends of the Library book nook.

If you belong to a free recycling group, you might ask the group for books they don't want.  Free books are the best value.  Though the gas cost to pick them up is a factor.

Sianeka - ,
Date Posted: 8/23/2007 3:27 PM ET
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Anime/manga and graphic novels fly off the shelves as well, I never can post them without them being gone almost immediately.  And of course, I can never find enough of them to order.

Date Posted: 8/23/2007 4:07 PM ET
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Memoirs/travel memoirs go really fast too, especially recent ones.