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Disposing of books, and changes in pricing

Via PaperBackSwap, I'm slowly shipping off books from my childhood home (mostly paperbacks, but some hardbacks) that were still in good shape, but for various reasons I thought shouldn't be included in the huge donation we made to the local library. Mostly these were very old paperbacks, which I was sure the library could not use in their collection and which would probably not find a home in a south Georgia book sale.

My bookshelf at PaperBackSwap thus has a very odd mix of stuff from me (mostly SF and romance, some mysteries and other miscellany), stuff from my older brother's undergrad days with comparative religions and philosophy and his grad school days when he got an urban and regional planning degree, and stuff from my parents' eclectic reading. Oh, and a good sprinkling of children's' books that I and my siblings left there and which never got passed along to other kids. If you're interested, email me and I'll tell you how to find my PBS bookshelf my PBS nickname is NancyB--I'm willing to ship any of these upon request, via PBS or not. There's still one more box (at least) to list, which I think is mostly the spicier stuff that lived in a locked cabinet when we kids were young. Some of that I will probably keep for the entertainment value, intended or not.

All that was just to preface a note on the book requested today, Alan Moorehead's The White Nile, in paperback, printed in 1962. The marketing blurb across the top says "The brilliant $5.95 bestseller complete -- 75¢".

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desert_vixen
Sep. 16th, 2012 05:24 am (UTC)

Funny, that's what I've been doing today! With a side of listing things on Amazon.

I forget what your handle is on PBS, but mine is desertvixen. Definitely interested in looking at it...
filkferengi
Sep. 25th, 2012 01:40 am (UTC)
If you're feeling Bujold-ish, she's got _The Autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini_ on her list, one of Lois' inspirations for _Spirit Ring_.
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