This seems quite positive - does anyone else local want to visit before I am back on my feet?
---------- Forwarded message ----------From:
Olney Shop <oxfamshopf3414@...>
Date: Feb 1, 2007 3:09 PM
Subject: Re: Overspill of Books
To: Weebly <weebly@...
You've caught us at a bad moment. Since
yesterday, we are without a shop manager. However I can tell you that a
large bin of books goes to landfill each week, much as we don't like
it. You would be welcome to take any of these books of our hands if some
suitable system could be arranged. Many of the books we dispose of are in
good condition, but are unsaleable in our shop. We get many more books
donated to us than we have space for on our shelves. I am on duty in the
shop on Wednesday mornings, so if you would like to visit us, I would be glad to
show you around.
PS Mills and Boon are definitely out in our
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2007 1:30
Subject: Overspill of Books
I just wondered if you could tell me what happens to the excess
books you have in the shop which remain unsold?
I am a member of an
organisation called bookcrossing, and I quite often have excess books passed
to me which I would like to pass on, but I would not be happy if unsold books
were binned rather than passed on,or at the very least recycled rather than
sent to landfill. I can appreciate you will get snowed under with book
Also being a bookcrosser means all the books I pass on have
a label explaining the concept of bookcrossing inside the front cover - and I
have been told some shops would not sell these books on, despite there being a
huge community of bookcrossers locally who would love to find a book
registered by another member of the website.
I also keep bookshelves
of free books supplied with books at my own expense locally near Salcey Forest
where I live, and from time to time I am on the lookout for large quantities
of cheap books to keep these shelves supplied - mainly popular fiction and
well known authors go well, do you ever have sales or pass on unsold books if
they have been on the shelves for a while? I seem to always have either
too many books or far too few books, not often just the right amount!
Particularly at the moment I have a load of Mills & Boon in quite
good condition which I need to find readers for - any ideas?