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    Super Member OKLAHOMA PEACH's Avatar
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    Look what I found

    Shopping on line I found a second chance bookstore BetterWorld Books, got 9 quilting books for 16.00 They are used and older but definitly useful, money goes to Book for Africa, having a ball.

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    What catagory

    I went on line to look for books but didn't seen any quilting. What catagory did you find them under? I usually get mine on Amazon but if this is less I'm all for it. Looks like a good cause to. Thanks
    Blessings, Barbara Lee Joy

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    catagory - quilting put in sort by amount , the oldest and less expensive will come up, but newer ones are available in the over 400 pages of available books under quilting.

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    also try www.edwardrhamilton.com for cheap books. in perfect shape too.

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    I have also purchased quilting books from www.edwardrhamilton.com. They were in perfect condition.

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    A great place to get books from. I like that no matter how many books you order, shipping is only $3.50

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKLAHOMA PEACH View Post
    Shopping on line I found a second chance bookstore BetterWorld Books, got 9 quilting books for 16.00 They are used and older but definitly useful, money goes to Book for Africa, having a ball.
    While they do donate to charities, they are a "for-profit" enterprise.

    There are a lot of these out there, making you think they are a charity, like the "Planet Earth" drop boxes where you would think the clothes you donate goes to needy people but it is, in fact, sold.

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    I use Half.com. That will tell you where you can get a book used. Better World is one of their fulfillment companies. If you want to check out a book from the library before you buy it, try the website, www.worldcat.org. You enter your zip code the first time you use it and after entering a book's information, it will tell you where the nearest library is.

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    when you are really, really desperate to find a book the site to go to is www.bookfinder.com - pulls in info from bookselling sites all over the world. Although their listings are not always up to date.

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    I love that place. I have ordered from there for a few years now. Just ordered a couple books for a class I am taking. Better yet, shipping is free if you use standard shipping.
    Robinmg

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    http://www.addall.com/ Heres another one to search for books. A friend passed this one on to me. I am slowly getting rid of my books since I find I rarely use them. Keeping technique books and history type but the rest are slowly being weeded out.

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    I use Amazon.com, but have used some of the others. Right now I'm in a selling mood, so check me out. Congratulations on your great find. It is always wonderful to find something you like for a very reasonable price. I always check the thrift stores. You never know what you will find!
    Sharon (Gypsylady)

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    Thank you for your post. I have it bookmarked. Can't wait to order.
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    Ooooooooh, sounds like someplace I should avoid (but probably won't). thanks

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    OR you could just PM me and see if I have it for sale....I still have 100 books to sell that are all brand new!

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    Thanks for the links.

    I've just ordered six books from Hamilton's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johanna Fritz View Post
    I use Half.com. That will tell you where you can get a book used. Better World is one of their fulfillment companies. If you want to check out a book from the library before you buy it, try the website, www.worldcat.org. You enter your zip code the first time you use it and after entering a book's information, it will tell you where the nearest library is.
    Where I live, if you see a quilting book you want to look at before buying, I ask local library for inter library loan. I have gotten library books from all over the country.
    quilting with my dogs

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    another used book source

    I've used Abebooks.com a lot. Although not a huge selection of quilting, did find some older ones. Their shipping can range from free to very little. Just acquired 5 books for DH, totaling $28. including shipping from five different locations.

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    I use Half Priced Books Marketplace. One was actually shipped overnight from one part of Houston to the other! Prices vary from new to used.
    Quilting makes me happy!..

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    I lucked out and found a $69.95 book on sale, but when I clicked on their used books, I found goodwill had them on sale: I paid $1.39 for one and 39cents for the second! Praise God! When looking at the used books, make sure condition states "excellent" or "good". I once ordered a book in "fair" condition which had one vital page missing! drats! finally broke down and paid the money for a 2nd copy! Don't be afraid to check out the individual bookstores/buyers - I've had good luck with them! Plus, I always have Amazon to mediate any disputes. Amazon does all the research on finding you the best price!
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    Great sites; thanks for sharing!

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    Lots of books! Thanks for sharing the site. I bookmarked it so I could go back and check it out more thoroughly later.

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    I haven't sifted through everything, but paperbackswap.com is a good deal.
    :-)
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    Goodwill is not a charity either. They are to make a profit and use some to help people work and the rest goes into the owners pocket. I always thought it was a charity.
    Sewbeadit
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewbeadit View Post
    Goodwill is not a charity either. They are to make a profit and use some to help people work and the rest goes into the owners pocket. I always thought it was a charity.
    I didn't know that Goodwill was a for-profit organization. Nevertheless, their prices are so very good for those of us who don't have scads to spend on quilting items, whether they be fabrics, machines or books. Have purchased many of these for rock-bottom prices.
    Kitsy

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