Thrift Books GIVEAWAY

• 12 June 2009

Love to read? Me too.

Love a good deal? Moi aussi.

Love the convenience of online shopping? Yes? (wow, we'd make fast friends now wouldn't we?)

Meet Thrift Books--one of the largest online used book retailers in the US. It's a wonderful place to stop and order your entire summer reading list for a song. Wait until you see all the one-cent books...



































I checked out my top 5 favorite books and found them all available on Thrift Books. The marjority of my list was also in the "one penny" range...I couldn't believe it. This is the perfect set up if you are like me and find that your once-shiny-and-new Barnes & Noble books look used after one read anyway :) In addiiton, I love the idea of spending less initially and then enjoying the book just the same. If you are involved in a book club, this is a great place to start your search. I noticed popular favorites like "Three Cups of Tea" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and it appears that Thrift Books is a particularly excellent source for fiction.

For this giveaway, Thrift Books would like to offer one reader a $40 gift certificate. You can choose anything on the site (don't forget to check out cook books and kids books!) that strikes your fancy so start making that mental list of you want to read during the upcoming Summer. Talk about great timing, no?

Giveaway Guidelines:

- You have 5 days to enter this giveaway (closes Tuesday, June 16 at midnight).
- Make a comment on THIS POST to enter.
- One entry per person please.
- Anonymous comments will be ignored so make sure we know who you are.
- The winner will be chosen via random.org and then announced on Wednesday, June 17th.
- Winners must respond by Saturday, June 20 to secure prize.

272 comments:

  1. Hmmm, not sure of my chances with being first to comment, but I am afraid if I wait, I'll forget.
    I am excited about Thrift Books and am forwarding your post on to a couple friends who also love to read. Thanks!

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  2. you really do have some of the best finds! thanks for sharing this.

    molly

    acyderatgmaildotcom

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  3. Oooh, can't turn down an opportunity for more books!

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  4. I love your website. I love giveaways. And I really love books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. This post had perfect timing. I am doing the book club for church and this a a great way for the ladies to get the books. I have been doing the library but a lot of the books have a waiting list.

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  6. my ever expanding list of books i'd like to read might shrink!

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  7. I think this site could get dangerous. I'm thrilled. Thank you.

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  8. amazing site - thanks for the heads up!

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  9. how fun. i'd love some new books!

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  10. Bibliophiles unite! How DID I not know about this?! Grazi

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  11. what a great way to sell used books...thanks for passing the link on, Stephanie!

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  12. This may be the greatest giveaway I've seen on a blog. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! reading! I hope I win!!!

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  13. This is a great giveaway. I would love to browse all the books with money to spend.

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  14. I am so excited to hear about this! I will be making a long list of ones I want...

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  15. What a perfect giveaway to start the summer with...and what a great website!! Thanks.

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  16. oh man. i've been reading up a summer storm and could really use this to get some more books.

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  17. I love used books. Somehow a book is better to read if it has a little patina!

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  18. One can never have enough books!

    susan of {persimmon&pink}

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  19. This is a great find - I love books and love to read!

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  20. Books are my drug of choice. And a cool bookstore? Only makes it more appealing.

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  21. We love books! and giveaways!

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  22. I'd love this! I'm such a bookworm.

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  23. I can't wait to find books on that site!!

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  24. $40 could buy a lot of books. So excited to learn about Thrift Books!

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  25. This is the BEST giveaway, I LOVE books!

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  26. holy cow - what an awesome site!

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  27. lots of pool time this summer. I need to READ!

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  28. ooooohhhh I hope I get this one! I looooove to read.

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  29. This would be such a treat for me! Great idea!

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  30. I dream of having a big library! This would be awesome!

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  31. This is an amazing find! Thanks for sharing - I can only imagine how far $40 would go on this site :)

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  32. I heart books. This is a fun one, thanks!

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  33. oh my...this is a great great giveaway. i love books and i have a long list of what i would buy if i win!!

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  34. great find, and a great giveaway!

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  35. This couldn't be any more perfect. I made it a goal to start reading the classics that my teachers never made me read in high school.

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  36. I love to read and adore used books!

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  37. I would love this! Who doesn't always need a good book!

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  38. I loved used books. Please help me fee my addiction.

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  39. I love to read, those ones your pictured are actually some of my favorites!

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  40. wow, what a fantastic find! i will use this regularly even if i'm not lucky enough to win. thanks so much for passing this on!!

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  41. I love book shopping! Crossing my fingers!

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  42. 4 of your 5 books are my favorites too! I adore the idea of ordering one cent books!

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  43. Ohhhhh, I could start my Christmas shopping early! What a great site!!

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  44. Sheesh, they ship to Canada! Who ships to Canada these days? NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE! Hooray, so excited!!!

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  45. I love A Fine Balance!! This contest is lovely and I would love to spoil my boyfriend.

    --Stephanie

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  46. This is a wonderful giveaway. I have been reading quite a bit lately and would love to get a good deal on books.

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  47. Genius!!! Geniusness. Life just got sweeter. I can't wait to tackle my long list of books-to-read!

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  48. I was told day before yesterday that we have no room in any of our eight book cases. Obviously, we need more books.

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  49. We've put a moratorium on buying books to save money...this just may help us quench the urge for new summer reading!

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  50. Thank you for sharing! Our local library system is small and with my oldest child just beginning to read, I've been thinking of ways to get more literature in the house for him and his following siblings to read.

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  51. Oh how I love Stegner...

    Love it- always looking to add to my library!!!

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  52. Spending full price on books about kills my soul- this is great!

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  53. Ooh, I love books, especially nicely priced ones!

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  54. Ooh I love this! I have a page long list of books I've been wanting to get but the other retailers are too expensive. What a GREAT giveaway, and a great Blog!

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  55. Great giveaway... thanks,
    Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

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  56. Yes, please! Perfect for summer.

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  57. great giveaway. i'd love to win it !

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  58. i love books and i love a bargain... maybe i should win!

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  59. This is a great source for me because I teach English! Thanks!

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  60. I love reading! thank you.
    kristacamelia@yahoo.com

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  61. I could use some new reads. Count me in.

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  62. New books always make my day!

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  63. I've never heard of this place. I think I'm in love.

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  64. great giveaway
    sdelmast@olemiss.edu

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  65. I love the smell of old, used books.

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  66. Amazing site! Books are my favorite thing ever.

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  67. I try my best to avoid paying full price for books. I usually wait until I can find a used book store. A thrift book website is right up my alley!

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  68. great giveaway - I hope I get to read a lot this summer!

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  69. mmmmm - nothing better than cuddling up with a great book. what a great giveaway!

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  70. What a great giveaway! I'm very excited about this online shop. Thanks for telling us about it!

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  71. I would absolutely LOVE that gift card!

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  72. Fantastic find! I've already bookmarked it, and can't wait to order!

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  73. I have too many books already..but am dying to add to my collection!

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  74. I love LOVE love to read. And I do it all the time, now that I have a baby to nurse... This would be great!

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  75. So need to share this with our book club. Thanks.

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  76. Didn't know about thrift books...thanks! Need to stock up on some books.

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  77. I love books! Really, I do. Thanks for the Giveaway.

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  78. omgosh i love this site! great giveaway and a perfect way to start my summer!

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  79. You picked four of my top 5 favorites! Fast friends indeed . . . I need to stock book shelves with wonderful and always worth every penny books!

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  80. WOW, this is so great. I've never heard of them but LOVE the concept.

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  81. If they have fiction and cookbooks, I'll be in heaven. I can't wait to check them out!

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  82. yes, please! I'm a librarian with a shockingly small personal collection.

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  83. This is a giveaway made for me! I LOVE reading. Thanks!
    jessmy13 at yahoo dot com

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  84. This is perfect! Pick me!

    Megan A.

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  85. What a great website! I'd love to give it a try.

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  86. What a great website. I already found some great business books. What an exciting giveaway.

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  87. How wonderful. I'm crossing my fingers.

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  88. how exciting! what a cool website

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  89. My library could use a few good new used books!

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  90. Ooooh I was just working up a summer reading list!

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  91. I've been looking for an excuse to get more reading done!

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  92. This is a great site. Thanks for the info. I'd love to be the lucky winner!!

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  93. I love books --Cookbooks, fiction, self-help and definitely books I'll be reading to a 3-year-old! Thanks for sharing!

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  94. Woohoo! What a great giveaway.

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  95. So happy to have found your blog! Thanks so much for introducing me to a terrific source for books. We LOVE books!
    Fingers crossed for this wonderful giveawy!

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  96. 3 Cups of Tea and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn are on my to-read list -- I would love to win this gift certificate!

    Are you on goodreads? I just signed up the other day and I love reading others' book reviews!

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  97. What a great website. I am very excited to check it out. Thanks!

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  98. Who wouldn't want some great books at great prices?

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  99. I love your choice of books...especially the Jane Austen book (I love anything by her, but especially P and P!) and The Poisonwood Bible, which was written in such an interesting style. I would be in heaven in any book store, so count me in! Thanks!!!

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  100. this sounds wonderful thanks

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  101. what a great resource - thank you! I love books!

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  102. 1 cent?!?! SERIOUSLY?!??! YAY!

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  103. This is a beautiful giveaway!!! Thank you!!!

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  104. I LOVE books! Perfect for summer road trips, lazy days by the lake, weekend thunderstorms....Thrift Books is a great site. Thanks for the find!

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  105. Wow wouldn't want a book for a penny! I can't believe it. Thanks for sharing!

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  106. yes please!! i gobble up books like crazy...much to the chagrin of my kids and husband...

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  107. Would love to win this one!

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  108. love this idea...sign me up!

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  109. This is a great giveaway - thanks!!
    loribethcollier1@earthlink.net

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  110. I'm happy to know about Thrift Books - their site will be added to my favorites list.

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  111. Books are great! Books for less are even greater!!

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  112. What an awesome source! Thanks, Stephanie.

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  113. Awesome! I love books, but hate paying a lot for them.

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  114. Great idea! I've stopped buying new books, but still need some for throwing in my bag and summer road trips.

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  115. Oh yeah! This is awesome. Here's hoping I can pick up some sweet reads.

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  116. I am so excited to learn about this! We have bookcases upon bookcases, and there are still thousands of books I yearn for.

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  117. A book shopping spree...sounds great!

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  118. such a great giveaway and great idea for buying books!

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  119. Wow. I have a serious weakness for books, so this could be either really good or really bad for me. Hope I win the certificate, either way!

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  120. what a wonderful find! thanks so much for alerting me to this great resource.

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  121. This might be my favorite of the week's giveaways! Thanks!

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  122. I already have list should I be the lucky one.

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  123. THANK YOU THANK YOU for this incredible giveaway and the introduction to this amazing site!!!

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  124. great giveaway! there are several books i've been eying lately!

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  125. ANna Macfarlane, Anna Macfarlane, ANNA MACFARLANE, svp!

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  126. Reading is a passion of mine. I would love to win this! Thank you for letting me know about Thrift Books!

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  127. this is a GREAT find....thank you

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  128. Oh my GOODNESS! This is the best giveaway yet! I LOVE books and reading and my husband would just die! Pick me, random picker!

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  129. I saw this link on your sidebar and already fell in love. This is great for Book clubs. Please oh please let me win this one. I am such a reader and have a bunch of favorites on a wish list already!

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  130. I love books of all kinds!
    Anne M.

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  131. I love to read and am always in need of a good, new book! Thanks for the info on Thriftbooks!

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  132. leslismith95@hotmail.comJune 12, 2009 at 4:23 PM

    161 is feeling lucky, and I have always been a sucker for books.

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  133. I'm always looking for good book deals--this site looks fabulous!

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  134. I have read (or reread) four of your top five books in the past six months. I have LOVED them too! I will put the fifth on my list of books to read. Thanks for the recommendation!

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  135. Oh this is the best giveaway ever!

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  136. hot dog! that's such a great site to know about! i've been doing swaptree - but sometimes you have to wait for such a long time for a book you really want...

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  137. I am so on board with this giveaway. I love to read add a great deal and you have magic...

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  138. Thanks for the link.

    To return the favor, here is a link to my favorite book site.

    www.bookjingle.com - They purchase your used books. If you are like me and you have lots of books hanging around, it is a good way to make some money. You can enter the ISBN of your book and get an instant offer. They also pay the shipping.

    Thanks again for your tip.

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  139. How wonderful. You'll feel warm and fuzzy if you pick me.

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  140. wow, thanks for sharing such a great site!

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  141. Great site, thanks for sharing!

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  142. Thanks for sharing this awesome site!! No longer will I be tempted to buy full priced books. A gift certificate would be lovely way to start my summer reading list.

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  143. I love how any books you can get at Thrift Books for $40!

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  144. Summer reading, here I come!

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  145. wow! going to check it out! i'm in the middle of crossing to safety based on your recommendation!

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  146. Had no idea this site existed. Thanks for pointing it out for me. Great prices! I'd love to be entered to win a GC! Thanks for the chance and for your review!

    espressogurl at hotmail dot com

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  147. Wow, I'm DEFINITELY going to check out this site.

    Four of the five book cover images are also my favorites. Great taste!

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  148. Thanks for finding this site! I cant stop looking for new books to read and this will ensure I don't go broke!

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  149. I would love a few good books to read now that it is summer! How great!

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  150. looking forward to putting my feet up and diving into a good book this summer! yeah!

    Kim
    klbarth@comcast.net

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  151. Ah, the possibilities are endless!
    Thanks,
    Susan

    s.mazzoni@verizon.net

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  152. sweet! especially since there are a few books i've been dying to read that the library doesn't have (and can't buy due to the spending hiatus)! J :)

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  153. i love books, and thrifted books especially! thanks!

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  154. I'll be looking there FIRST before Amazon for all my used book needs...

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  155. I will be needing lots of books to read this summer. It is great.

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  156. This site looks fantastic! Thanks!

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  157. I need some great new reading material for the summer :)

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  158. I LOVE Thrift Books! And from your book list, we should be friends. Thanks for your great giveaways.

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  159. I am bookmarking that site, it sounds nearly too good to be true!

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  160. Oh, joy! Of your favorite books, three are within my top five as well!

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  161. oh goodness! what books i could buy with $40!

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