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Subject: What to do with sighlty damaged books?
Date Posted: 8/8/2007 9:55 AM ET
Member Since: 7/15/2007
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what do you do with books that have some damage but are still readable? like one I have the cover is worn...the corner of some pages have some water damage...no mold, no sticking of the pages...just wavy pages

I hate to just throw it away but don't want to keep it cause I have already read it

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:12 AM ET
Member Since: 2/28/2007
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You can offer it for free, but you cannot post it for credit.  See my signature line below for an example...

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:27 AM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2005
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There is also a damaged book thread in the Book Bazaar where you can post.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 11:19 AM ET
Member Since: 3/13/2006
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Toni, I usually do one of the following:

1)  Offer it as a freebie in the damaged book thread in book bazaar (you cannot tie the offer to an order in this thread);

2)  Offer it as a freebie with order in the appropriate book bazaar thread (not the damaged book thread) or by putting in a signature line like in Lisa's post;

3)  Use it in one of the "damaged book" swaps in the games forum (there's one going on right now!); OR

4)  Take it to my local used book store -- often if it's only mildly damaged they will accept it, I'll get a credit, and then I can get a book that I CAN post after reading.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 11/14/2005
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The are also good for taking to homeless  or battered women's shelters, nursing homes, centers for helping the disadvantaged, cancer treatment centers, dialysis treatment centers etc. Altho I would not take any book that is molding or such to any especially the latter two, but books with tears and such are great to take to these places.

Date Posted: 8/8/2007 10:37 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2007
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I donate it or set it free with book crossing.