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What’s a “book”?
« on: January 22, 2018, 01:13:36 PM »

What’s a “book”?

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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 05:18:32 PM »

I noticed the Second Hand and Used (pre-owned?) Book stores have diminished in numbers to the point I even wonder how many exist in my area.
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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 09:19:44 PM »

I noticed the Second Hand and Used (pre-owned?) Book stores have diminished in numbers to the point I even wonder how many exist in my area.

There’s a couple left here. I’ve had to stop visiting them because a LOT of the books came from smoking households and both the stores reek of stale smoke.  :(

Haven’t had that problem with Kindle.
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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2018, 02:54:11 AM »

There are 4 within a short drive of my place.... the closest abut 200 yds away - Place is packed deck to pverhead. So overflowing that walking the asilse can be dangerous ( you do NOT want to be in the back asies if a quake hits. :(
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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2018, 12:39:55 PM »

The chain second-hand book stores here are posted with "No Guns Allowed" signs. To hell with them.
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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2018, 02:00:48 PM »

Only one used book store in my area and they are charging what the books sell for at  "NEW RETAIL" for their used books. If you bring in used books to trade in they will really screw you over offering you almost nothing for your books which once on their shelves are sold at regular retail prices. I don't do business with them. The next closest book store to me is a Barnes & Noble ten miles away.
 
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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2018, 08:59:48 AM »

I use to buy from 1/2 Price Books that I discovered in Euless, TX. in 2000. They had the greatest calender's which I often got free or for no more than $2.00.

Then around 2007 in San Antonia I asked if calender's were available and the "tender-boi" sales puke gave me a bunch of attitude to the effect, "No! You should have asked sooner". He didn't even look at me while speaking. From that moment and up until 2009 I noticed the "clerks" in Texas, Minnesota and Washington state were unmistakably LGBT and reeked of Gen X and snowflake attitude. 2009 was my last visit to buy. I went into the store last year while visiting family in Minnesota. Still the same LGBT culture running the store. Never again.
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Re: What’s a “book”?
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2018, 09:39:06 AM »

I lived in Dallas for 20 years. Visited 1/2 Price on Northwest Highway and Greenville Ave several times a month. Moved to Virginia in 1996 and haven’t been back. Most of the clerks then were bookish librarian type folks.
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