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Worcester (UK) - 3 free books

A shop in the Lychgate shopping centre, Cathedral side, is giving away books to save them from landfill or pulp. You can go in and take three books free of charge. The shop is staffed by volunteers, but please make a donation to offset the running costs (heating and electricity).

jacquie
1 year ago
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(1 year ago)Another Worcester bookshop, in St Johns. The Daisy Chain Benevolent fund bookshop is probably the tidiest and best organised secondhand bookshop I've ever visited. http://www.daisychainbenevolentfund.co.uk/Pages/ShopLocations.aspx
jacquie
(1 year ago)This shop is part of the Healthy Planet initiative http://www.healthyplanet.org/projects/books-for-free.aspx Here's a list of the book sites: http://www.healthyplanet.org/media/103658/centre%20locations.pdf
jacquie
Book sale - Fontainebleau - 10/11th November

Amnesty International book sale at the Salle des Elections in Fontainebleau - 10/11th November 2011. Donate and buy for a good cause.

jacquie
1 year ago
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Mxs Books, Dorking, Surrey (UK)

St Martins Walk, Dorking

01306 640213

Small bookshop with wide selection of books, most seem to be priced at £2 each.

jacquie
2 years ago
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Malvern - independent bookshop closing

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-16444032

Sad, but there may be BookMoochers in the area who may be able to pick up a bargain.

jacquie
2 years ago
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(2 years ago)New bookshop in Malvern: http://www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/9646194.Shoppers_pour_in_for_store_open_day/
jacquie
Book sale/vente livres - Montereau Fault Yonne - 4/5th February 2012

Emmaüs-Brie is holding a booksale at its Montereau premises on 4/5th February 2012.
http://www.emmausbrie.org/

Vente livres Emmaüs-Brie les 4/5 février 2012 à Montereau Fault Yonne

jacquie
2 years ago
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Book sale - Fontainebleau - 12/13th November

Amnesty International book sale at the Salle des Elections in Fontainebleau - 12/13th November 2011. Donate and buy in a good cause.

jacquie
2 years ago
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(2 years ago)Amnesty is accepting donations for this book sale at the salle des élections on Thursday 10th or Friday 11th.
jacquie
(2 years ago)This would be a great excuse to pop over to France. Sadly, I will be in German Jail that weekend, studying for my test. :-)
Robin
(2 years ago)... forgot to mention that the last time I attended this there were books in English and German as well as French, and I bought two big bags of books for a very reasonable (by French standards) donation.
jacquie
London Amnesty International used booksale 19 November

http://blackheath.amnesty.org.uk has information and a map

10 am - 4 pm, Church of the Ascension, Dartmouth Row, SE10, Lewisham is the nearest station

Two tons of books at heavily reduced prices. Tell your friends!

banriona
2 years ago
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Check out this site!

Hello, I just wanted to share a great site I just found because I couldn't keep it to myself. The site is called listia.com. The link is http://www.listia.com/signup/829225. Basically, you trade items you no longer want for free new items. It offers a wide variety of categories from health & beauty to sporting goods. It has a book category to help add to BookMooch inventory. It's free to join, so check it out!

http://www.listia.com/signup/829225

Have a good one! :)

Jennifer Surprenant
2 years ago
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Oxfam, Bristol (near the university)

What a find! Among my purchases, two near-new Gordon Ramsay hardback cookbooks for £5 each and a couple of paperbacks that had been on my wishlist for a while, also in excellent condition.

jacquie
3 years ago
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Christopher Robin's Dartmouth bookshop to close

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-14563889

jacquie
3 years ago
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Opening comment

If we need more books in BM, then this raises the question of "where from"?


If you're in an area where real (bricks and mortar) bookshops still exist, or where there are good secondhand bookshops, please would you list them here. Any publicity for them has to be good as they're often struggling to survive in the internet age. Any BM member finding themselves in that area may also want to visit bookshops.


Although BM receives a commission from books purchased through Amazon, there are other online sources of books, and these may in fact be cheaper, especially if you're mooching books in a country where the language of the country isn't the language in which you're reading. BM wouldn't get the commission, but if you were able to buy two books that go into circulation, it would increase the number of books available.

jacquie
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)I hope you all already know about BookFinder.com. It lists new and used books from tens of thousands of booksellers all over the world, including alibris and some of Amazon's (I'm not sure why they don't all show up, but I've noticed that they don't). BookFinder has a wonderful adjustable search form that'll let you choose all sort of variants like cheapest copies first, hardback or paperback only, search just by ISBN, search in languages other than English. Try it - you'll like it. And then any you don't want to keep, you can put in your BM inventory.
Margaret H.
(3 years ago)I use sometimes alibris.co.uk. They represent a whole lot of second-hand bookshops in the UK and send abroad. You do have to pay for delivery but some of the books are really cheap. I believe they are also in the US.
Mosca
(3 years ago)The Strand bookshop, E. 14th Street, NY, NY, USA The Salvation Army second-hand shops anywhere in the U.S.A.(and probably in Canada) Other thrift shops. Where is Great Falls MT? BUT in countries where the language is other than English,second hard books in English are rare to non-existent, at least this is true, in my experincen of Austria, Turkey, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Jordan, Kwnya & Tanzania. Here in Israel, the previously owned books are the discarded "best-sellers" from airport bookshops, and tired Disneyfied outgrown children's books. New books (prevously owned only by the publishers and the distributors) cost the earth, and the selection is skewed. Someone recommended Abe Books, but it turns out they are also owned by obnoxious, ubiquitous Amazon. So, for me, it's Book Mooch forever (or as long as it lasts).
NinaBryna
(3 years ago)Lengthy quote about second-hand bookshops follows! I've just discovered that I'm a pilgrim.
"But either you intriniscally understand the attraction of searching for hidden treasure amongst rows of dusty shelves or you don't; it's a passion, bordering on a spiritual illness, which cannot be explained to the unafflicted.
Tue, they're not for the faint of heart. Wild and chaotic, capricious and frustrating, there are certain physical laws that govern second-hand bookshops and, like gravity, they're pretty much non-negotiable. Paperback editions of D H Lawrence must consitute no less than 55 per cent of all stock in any shop. Natural law also dictates that the remaining 45 per cent consists of at least two shelves' worth of literary criticism on Paradise Lost, and there should always be an entire room in the basement devoted to military history which, by sheer coincidence, will be haunted by a man in his seventies....
Modern booksellers can't really compete with these eccentric charms. They keep regular hours, have central heating and are staffed by freshly scrubbed young people in black tee-shirts. They're devoid both of basement rooms and fallen Greek heroes in smelly tweeds. You'll find no dogs or cats curled up next to ancient space heaters like familiars nor the intoxicating smell of mould and mildew that could emanate equally from the unevenly stacked volumes or from the owner himself. People visi Waterstone's and leave. But second-hand bookshops have pilgrims. The words 'out of print' are a call to arms for those who seek a Holy Grail made of paper and ink."
Posted without permission from Elegance by Kathleen Tessaro.

jacquie
(3 years ago)I live in Great Falls MT and there is an amazing little shop down on Central Ave. It is called the Paperback Jungle. She is a second hand book shop that carges very low rates for exchanging books, and half the cover price for a book when you are not exchanging. She also has some Dollar bins filled with some great reads! Her address is: 721 Central Ave Great Falls, MT 59401 406-727-6350 You would have to call her for shop hours. I BELIEVE that she will ship books out also, however I have searched her online and it does not appear that she ships via the internet nor can you search her inventory online. But she is very knowledgable about her inventory and can tell you just about every book she has!
Jen
Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown 'most donated' to Oxfam

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14006782

But if you're in the UK and NOT looking for Dan Brown, your local charity shop may be the place to pick up a wishlisted "Girl with..."

jacquie
3 years ago
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18 June Amnesty International fundraising booksale

Hello all,

I am a member of a south-east London chapter of Amnesty International, and on Saturday 18 June we are having our 37th annual fundraising booksale. There will be approximately three tons of books, most of them in excellent condition, and mostly for pretty cheap.

The link has our flyer, with a map, and times.

http://blackheath.amnesty.org.uk/uploads/documents/doc_19403.pdf

Bring your friends!

banriona
3 years ago
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International book price comparison site

www.bookbutler.com

There's almost nothing you won't find.

Boris
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Very nice!!
Robin
Bookinstit.fr - pour livres enseignants en français

Je ne connais pas ce site, mais viens de recevoir un e-mail de publicité - http://www.bookinstit.fr/

jacquie
3 years ago
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Oregon: Portland

Title Wave Used Bookstore (ex-library materials) has excellent used prices anyway--typically $0.25 for easy (young children's) books, $2.00 for most other fiction, and there's plenty more than just ficiton. But on April 2, 9a-6p, they're having a 55%-off sale.

Leela4
3 years ago
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Bibliophile sales

10th March 2011, Godalming (UK)

http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bloomsbury-auctions-godalming/catalogue-id-2832763?utm_source=liveauction244B&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=liveauction&utm_content=catlink

jacquie
3 years ago
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(3 years ago)Books on Food and Drink and Allied Subjects - online auction - 24th March http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bloomsbury-auctions-london/catalogue-id-2834276?utm_source=liveauction247B&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=liveauction&utm_content=catlink
jacquie
(3 years ago)Online auction - books, prints and autographs - 24th March http://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/bloomsbury-auctions-rome/catalogue-id-2833437?utm_source=liveauction247C&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=liveauction&utm_content=catlink
jacquie
Nuremberg (Germany)

Oxfam, Dr.-Kurt-Schumacher-straße 16, 90402 Nuremberg. Tel 0911 2029510

A dozen shelves of secondhand books in German. Two shelves of varied books in English. Bought two gently read books at 2.50€s each, one wishlisted and already back in BM.

There is also a Red Cross charity shop: Rotes Kreuz, Sulzbacherstraße 42. U2 Rathenauplatz follow signs to Sulzbacher, charity shop half way up on right hand side. Didn't have time to check this one out.

jacquie
3 years ago
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