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Subject: Where do you find your True Crime books?
Date Posted: 11/16/2008 9:12 AM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2005
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Hi all, I'm a True Crime fan but haven't posted here in a long time. I'm usually over on the love&romance forum, the other genre i like also. I'm just curious , where do you find your TC books? Besides here of course. Not too many book stores are near me-Book World is the only new book store near us and i think they are pricey. Kmart sells a few TC books but not that big of a selection. I sometimes find a few used ones at Goodwill or a small used book store in another town. Love True Crime, but it's hard to find the good ones or the newest ones. Our library has a very limited selection of them also.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 7:17 PM ET
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I always got mine from Walmart but they quit carrying true crime so I only use PBS now.  My library will get a few of the well known TC hardbacks..but not many.  I did just listen to the audio from the library of the book about Patricia Cornwell and the FBI woman agent that she had an affair with.  Gosh..I forget the title.  It was ok..not great but worth listening to.

Date Posted: 11/17/2008 11:26 PM ET
Member Since: 3/27/2008
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Before here, I used to get them through Amazon.com - I know some people have gotten theirs at Walmart but in my Walmart, I never saw a true crime book.  The Library is good, but there is a time limit so I never go there.  I think this is the best place so far.

Subject: true crime books
Date Posted: 11/18/2008 11:53 AM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2008
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I have gotten true crime books at K-Mart. I've also get them at thrift stores and GoodWill. Another place I can find some are yard sales.  of course, the library and Amazon are good too. 

Date Posted: 11/23/2008 7:49 PM ET
Member Since: 2/18/2006
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Borders Marketplace is a great place to find just about any book you want!!  K-Mart has a few but I have most of what they have. I get most of my books here or on-line at Borders. Borders is great because if they don't have it, they'll hook you up with someone who does (Borders Marketplace is used book as well as new).  My TC keepers have grown to over 300.

Christa

I WILL TAKE ANY WISHLIST BOOK IN ANY CONDITION AS LONG AS IT'S READABLE

Date Posted: 12/5/2008 10:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/17/2007
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I've had good luck buying groups of true crime books from E-Bay.  I do have to look for the ones from non-smoking homes, but plenty of those available too.  Look for the words "true crime lot" and that will bring up lots of options.  Most have pictures and describe their conditions.

I check out any titles I'm not familiar with at Amazon for customer rating - and if there are several in a lot worth reading, it may be worth bidding on.  Anything I don't want to read or have read gets listed here at PBS.

...Can't seem to get enough of these darn true crime books!!!  =0)

Dixie

 

Subject: Where I get my books....
Date Posted: 3/2/2009 7:43 PM ET
Member Since: 2/7/2009
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I find lots of books at different thrift shops in our area, at the Salvation Army, they even have a special card for members who shop there a lot.  They get special deals and notices about events before the general public.  I get tons of books from places such as this, put them in a backpack, and bring the rescued books home on the bus.  I recently went to get stuff for my bookshelf, and it didn't take long for many of the books to find new owners.  Other good places would be library's, especially for sales!  Also, local bookstores sometimes have used books for very cheap.  There is a site for recycling where books can be rescued, it's called freecycle.org try the site and see oif you have a freecycle group in your area, I highly recommend it.  Hope this helps, if nothing else, maybe walk or drive about a little on weekends to try and find yard.garage sales.  Take care!

 

Lesley, member of less than a month, already over 100 books to sell, and $27 saved!  ;-)  Feel free to browse my books.

Subject: True Crime Finds
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2009
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Our library went down for almost a year due to budget cuts and in the meantime, a place opened, Rogue Valley Free Book Exchange. Everything is free. The owner makes her money off of rare books that come in and she can sell them on line. Meantime, I make it there when I can and take every true crime book on the shelves. I also hit all of the thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, any my mom's book shelf. She is holding onto thousands of them. I have already put in my requst to inherit them.

True Crime books are few and far between. I find a lot of Anne Rule Books, but I already have all of those.

If anyone wanted to do a box a books deal, I would be more than happy to list lots of books to get more true crime books.

Subject: True Crime Finds
Date Posted: 5/3/2009 3:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/3/2009
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Our library went down for almost a year due to budget cuts and in the meantime, a place opened, Rogue Valley Free Book Exchange. Everything is free. The owner makes her money off of rare books that come in and she can sell them on line. Meantime, I make it there when I can and take every true crime book on the shelves. I also hit all of the thrift stores, yard sales, estate sales, any my mom's book shelf. She is holding onto thousands of them. I have already put in my requst to inherit them.

True Crime books are few and far between. I find a lot of Anne Rule Books, but I already have all of those.

If anyone wanted to do a box a books deal, I would be more than happy to list lots of books to get more true crime books.

Subject: WHERE TO FIND TRUE CRIME
Date Posted: 5/12/2009 8:07 PM ET
Member Since: 12/7/2008
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I FIND MINE AT YARD SALES,BOOK SALES,HALF.COM,AND HERE.TRY MY BOOKSHELF.ANYTHING BY ANN RULE IS A SURE THING.  GRIZELDA

Date Posted: 6/30/2009 12:23 AM ET
Member Since: 6/17/2009
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I go to several sources,Amazon either used or new...there's a used bookstore up the street from me that I love.I usually either trade in some books or buy them.I use to go to the library more than I do now also.

Subject: where to find true crime
Date Posted: 10/28/2009 7:35 PM ET
Member Since: 10/12/2009
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I've always bought my true crime books at Barne's & Nobel's and Borders!