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The Book Exchange thread

Postby Raz » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:30 pm

The title kind of makes the thread obvious :lol:

Anyway, I find it hard to get hold of second hand TP books where I live, and I can't afford to buy every discworld book at £7.99 a pop from Waterstones :oops: so I was thinking, why not have a book exchange thread! :D

Basically post up books you have to trade and we can go from there! I currently have:

Good Omens paperback in excellent condition
Science of Discworld I in excellent condition

Any takers?

Also I'm UK based, so post to UK would be preffered on a cost basis, but I'm flexible :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:38 pm

Just to confirm - are we talking about straight exchanges with no money (other than postage) involved? :)

This sounds like a great idea and once I'm back in Cardiff in the New Year, I'll have to scour my bookshelves.
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Postby Sjoerd3000 » Sat Oct 30, 2010 6:58 pm

I´ve got some Dutch books I´m willing to trade if anyone is interested :wink:

Have to check my books first :wink:
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Postby Artamis Shadowbane » Sat Oct 30, 2010 8:18 pm

What a great idea :D

I have a few fantasy and other fiction to exchange, looking to replace all my paperback Discworld novels with hardback, if anyone has any spare hbs. Well one can only ask :)

I was given about ten pb Discworld novels by someone who had read them once, didn't want them any more. I think he made a mistake. That was several years ago now. Twas the best present I had had for years. Anyway, once I realised how brilliant the writing was, I insisted on hardbook first editions for the new books.

On my nnth re-read of the Discworld books at the moment, just on Night Watch, and you know? I am struggling to find a new author to get close to Sir Terry. Keep re-reading. Any suggestions?

If anyone is interested, let me know please.
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Postby Tonyblack » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:18 pm

I've moved this thread here and pinned it as I think it might disappear from the front page of the Broken Drum and be tricky to find. Depending on how popular it is I'll stick it permanently.

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Postby wicked woman » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:57 am

I have:-

The Fifth Elephant, paperback, v.good condition
Maskerade, paperback, v.good condition

Edited to add

Carpe Jugulum, paperback in fair condition
Lords and Ladies, paperback in good condition

I'm looking for:-
Mort
Sourcery
Moving Pictures
Reaper Man
Feet of clay
The Last Continent
The Last Hero

I'm in UK and prefer to post here because of cost.
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Postby michelanCello » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:15 am

I'M NOT TRADING MY BOOKS! :evil:

Sorry... :wink: They're just... mine... It wouldn't feel right to get rid of them.
But apart from that I think this is a great idea... not for me, obliviously, but in general...
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Postby Raz » Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:10 am

michelanCello wrote:I'M NOT TRADING MY BOOKS! :evil:

Sorry... :wink: They're just... mine... It wouldn't feel right to get rid of them.
But apart from that I think this is a great idea... not for me, obliviously, but in general...


I know what you mean, but personally I cannot find DW books second hand locally, and on the rare occasion that I do it's normally one I already have. I could pick them up and use them to trade on here for ones I don't have though! :D
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Postby Jan Van Quirm » Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:31 pm

I'm like mC unless I have more than one copy of something (I have 2 of The Truth due to separate catatonic visits to the Smith's at Charing Cross :shock:)

However - there's actually a website that does just this in an organised way so have a gander at this site - BOOKMOOCH. Will mean you get a bigger pool to fish in anyway :wink:
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:00 pm

michelanCello wrote:I'M NOT TRADING MY BOOKS! :evil:

Sorry... :wink: They're just... mine... It wouldn't feel right to get rid of them.
But apart from that I think this is a great idea... not for me, obliviously, but in general...


me too :)
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Postby mystmoon » Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:04 pm

chris.ph wrote:
michelanCello wrote:I'M NOT TRADING MY BOOKS! :evil:

Sorry... :wink: They're just... mine... It wouldn't feel right to get rid of them.
But apart from that I think this is a great idea... not for me, obliviously, but in general...


me too :)

and me, sorry! unless someone gives me doubles
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Postby wicked woman » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:17 pm

Mine are all duplicates. 3 of them from charity shops when i forgot which ones i wanted.

I wouldn't let go of any others, though one day i might replace my paperbacks. Good luck to anyone who wants to keep hold of the ones they've got.
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:10 pm

When i unpack my books in the new place i will sort out my duplictes.
I've bought a lot of hardbacks were i had the paperback and one or two just got a little foxed and i bought a crisp copy.

I'm not missing any books so won't be looking to swap but will be willing to give these to a worthy follower of Pterry once i've worked out what I have in the next two weeks. :D
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Postby Raz » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:30 pm

pip wrote:When i unpack my books in the new place i will sort out my duplictes.
I've bought a lot of hardbacks were i had the paperback and one or two just got a little foxed and i bought a crisp copy.

I'm not missing any books so won't be looking to swap but will be willing to give these to a worthy follower of Pterry once i've worked out what I have in the next two weeks. :D


Nice one. Just let us know when you're done! :D
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Postby pip » Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:34 pm

of course.

Should be anything up to eight or ten books at least.
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