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Recycle your books

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:05 pm
by lovechild
This is something that my mom has done for years and I continue. When we are done reading a book, we leave it at a public place (doctor's office, McD's, restaurant, south shore, airport, etc...) and leave a little note in the front saying that this book was put here for you to read, please take it home and finish it and leave it somewhere else for someone to read.
That is, unless we love the book and decide to keep it for ourselves.

Does anyone else go crazy at the library buying the withdrawn books? $1 for a hardback, you can not beat that! Sometimes I even get ones that are still on the bestseller list!

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:43 am
by eascheetz
I always get great steals on books at Goodwill, whether I use my discount or not!

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:35 pm
by backstagedee
Hey, with the precious little retail we have downtown, why not support the used bookstores? We have 2 nice places right downtown run by entertaining characters.

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:34 pm
by Happy Mom
backstagedee wrote:Hey, with the precious little retail we have downtown, why not support the used bookstores? We have 2 nice places right downtown run by entertaining characters.

Mr. Gerencer the wonderful Teacher who taught at St. Joe for years and died there three years ago, made his students in AP English, go to every small book seller in the area and spend time exploring... That was part of their grade. I went with my sons to several of these 'treasures' and was fascinated.

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:51 pm
by jroyale
The Griffon on Colfax ave, inbetween LaSalle Grill and Water works. Don't forget Pandora's on the north side, are they still open?

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:53 pm
by Big Kahuna
I've been meaning to stop into the Griffon for a long time. I hear there's quite a selection.

I'm hoping to find a few books I've been looking for. Maybe they'll have this one....

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Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2009 11:27 pm
by southsider
I went to the Griffon and got 6 classic books for under $20.00, and the gal was very helpful in suggesting good reads. I went to the used area and they have a great selection of used books too, but ran out of time. I will definitely go back again when I have more time.

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:12 am
by bob_rx2000
lovechild wrote:When we are done reading a book, we leave it at a public place (doctor's office, McD's, restaurant, south shore, airport, etc...) and leave a little note in the front saying that this book was put here for you to read


Hey Lovechild -- I have way more books to get rid of than any 20 doctor's offices would ever want to have placed. Is there an organization that would want them? Do you know if Goodwill takes used books? I'm talking a couple of hundred books here...

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:20 am
by fairystarz
I know the Salvation Army does Bob...at least I think that's the name of the place over by ND.
And...if you do your own taxes like I do (I use Turbo Tax)...they have a program that you can enter the books in by condition and it will value them for you.
I had a bunch of my brother's Sci-Fi stuff a few years ago and donated them there.

Re: Recycle your books

PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2009 8:06 am
by bob_rx2000
fairystarz wrote:I know the Salvation Army does Bob...at least I think that's the name of the place over by ND.
And...if you do your own taxes like I do (I use Turbo Tax)...they have a program that you can enter the books in by condition and it will value them for you.
I had a bunch of my brother's Sci-Fi stuff a few years ago and donated them there.


I actually have a couple of hundred books and I can see the IRS now getting that deduction next year... But at least it is some money to deduct...