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Roll up, Roll up - Swap those Unwanted Books - 13/3/2009 2:41:10 PM   
HIroProtagonist


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Hey everyone,

I know we've got the Empire Swapshop, for trading / selling DVDs - I was just wondering if I could do the same for books? I'm just starting a re-organisation of my stuff, and I wanna get rid of a substantial number of books, but I don't really wanna go down the Ebay route, and I don't know of anywhere that'll buy 'em. Therefore, I was wondering if it'd be OK if I posted up a list of the titles I'm looking to offload, to see if anyone is interested in any of them.

If not, then obviously no problems - I thought I'd better check before typing up a list

Edit: Changed the name of the thread.



< Message edited by HIroProtagonist -- 14/3/2009 4:33:06 PM >


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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 13/3/2009 3:01:56 PM   
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There was a book swapshop a while ago HP so go for it.  I know I got some good titles from it and managed to shift some of my own.  Selling though ain't really an option.  Especially as P&P would have to be added, could get a tad costly.

Certainly bung a list up though of those you want rid of, but it might be worth thinking about the charity shop option.

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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 13/3/2009 3:08:05 PM   
HIroProtagonist


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That sounds like it could work - Once I've got 'em all sorted out, I'll throw up a list of the titles, as well as a list of books that I'm looking for. I wouldn't mind swapping a few books for 1 specific one, if it's something I've been after for a while (for instance, I've already noticed I've got a lot less Stephen Fry books than I thought I had)

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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 13/3/2009 4:13:01 PM   
HIroProtagonist


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OK, so here's the current list - I'll keep it updated as oftern as possible (at least once a day, if not more). The titles in bold are Hardback, the rest are paperback.
  • Murray Walker - Unless I'm Very Much Mistaken (ISBN: 0-00-712697-2)
  • Anthony Hopkins - The Authorised Biography (Quentin Falk) (ISBN: 0-7535-0417-0)
  • Terry Waite - Taken on Trust (ISBN: 0-340-60969-9)
  • Tony Adams - Addicted (ISBN: 0-00-218795-7)
  • Jonathan Edwards - A Time to Jump (Malcolm Folley) (ISBN: 0-00-274072-9)
  • Porridge: The Scripts (Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais) (ISBN: 0-7472-5862-7)
  • Eddie Izzard - Dressed to Kill (ISBN: 1-85227-763-7)
  • Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela My Prisoner, My Friend (James Gregory) (ISBN: 0-7472-5342-0)
  • Tony Hawks - Round Ireland with a Fridge (ISBN: 0-09-186777-0)
  • Hillary Clinton - Living History (ISBN: 0-7472-5524-5)
  • John McEnroe - Serious: The Autobiography (ISBN:0-7515-3421-8)
  • Christopher Reeve - Nothing is Impossible (ISBN:0-7126-3894-6)
  • Alex Kapranos - Sound Bites: Eating on tour with Franz Ferdinand (ISBN:1-905-49009-7)
  • Muhammed Ali - His Life and Times (Thomas Hauser) (ISBN:1-86105-738-5)
  • Jeremy Clarkson - The World According to Clarkson (ISBN:  0-141-01789-6)
  • Brando - Peter Manso (ISBN: 1-85797-733-5)
  • The Life and Death of Peter Sellers  (Roger Lewis) (ISBN:0-09-974700-6)
  • Billy (Pamela Stephenson) (ISBN:0-00-711092-8)
  • Alistair Cooke - The Biography (Nick Clarke) (ISBN:0-75283-709-5)
  • Blowing up Russia (Alexander Litvinenko & Yuri Felshtinsky) (ISBN:1903933951)
  • Boris Johnson - Lend Me Your Ears (ISBN:0-00-717224-9)
  • Abramovich - The Billionaire from Nowhere (Dominic Midgley & Chris Hutchins) (ISBN:0-00-718983-4)
  • The Authorised Biography of Ronnie Barker (Bob McCabe) (ISBN:0-563-52254-2)
  • Reeves & Mortimer (Bruce Dessau) (ISBN: 0-75281-781-7)
  • Sinatra - The Man Behind the Myth (ISBN: 1-84018-119-2)
  • Ain't It Cool? - Harry Knowles (ISBN:0 -7522-6497-4)
  • Prozac Nation (Elizabeth Wurtzel) (ISBN: 0-7043-8008-0)
I think that's most of the Non-Fiction books, the rest'll be Non-Fiction.


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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 14/3/2009 11:08:14 AM   
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well i'd be up for some swapping, but only read fiction so if anyone has any please post and i'll have a look wat i want rid off

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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 14/3/2009 4:34:17 PM   
HIroProtagonist


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I've changed the name of the thread so people can see it's for swapping books.

@richCie - Hopefully I'll have a list of my fiction books for ya by tomorrow, or Monday at the latest.


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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 14/3/2009 7:00:22 PM   
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Good idea, I've got loads of books in the cupboard gathering dust.

I'll make a list when I get a chance.

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RE: Selling books on the forum? - 14/3/2009 9:27:11 PM   
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I think this is an awesome idea! Unfortunately I've just cleared my bookshelves last week but I will keep checking to see if there is anything i want rid of.

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RE: Roll up, Roll up - Swap those Unwanted Books - 16/3/2009 9:20:06 PM   
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I've swapped over 100 books on www.readitswapit.co.uk - it's great.

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RE: Roll up, Roll up - Swap those Unwanted Books - 20/3/2009 11:52:19 AM   
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I've pinned this thread so it'll stay at the top of the forum - I've a few books I'd like to swap myself, I normally stick them on eBay, but inevitaly use the money to buy more books, so swapping makes more sense! Standard paperback versions unless indicated:

Terry Pratchett - Nation (hardback)
Irvine Welsh - Crime (large format paperback)
Joe Abercrombie - Last Argument of Kings - Book 3 of The First Law (large format paperback)
Dan Simmons - Hyperion Omnibus and Endymion Omnibus (both large format paperback)
Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book (hardback)
Iain M Banks - Matter (large format paperback)
Clive Barker - Mister B Gone (hardback)
Tom Holland - The Vampyre (large format paperback)
Tom Holland - Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic
Dava Sobel - Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love
Derren Brown - Tricks of the Mind
Michael Capuzzo - Close to Shore: The Terrifying Shark Attacks of 1916
Joe Hill - Heart Shaped Box (hardback)

That's all I can manage from memory - I'll add more later!



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RE: Roll up, Roll up - Swap those Unwanted Books - 20/3/2009 12:06:43 PM   
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one thing i will say is beware how bloody expensive hardbacks can be to post, sold one on amazon and got fucked with the postage, i'm sure it was somewhere around 5! probably be better to swap paperbacks?

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RE: Roll up, Roll up - Swap those Unwanted Books - 22/3/2009 3:22:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: sharkboy

Joe Hill - Heart Shaped Box (hardback)



That has to be one of my favourite books of all time. I have it in paperback though.


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RE: Roll up, Roll up - Swap those Unwanted Books - 28/7/2009 12:25:29 PM   
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Since this thread seemed to be languishing at the top of the forum, I though I'd unpin it and see if that breathed a bit more life into it.

So, if you want to offer any books as swaps, feel free to post your list here.  If you like the look of any that have already been posted, make an offer!

I can add to my list the first 3 books in the Horus Heresy series, which I'm happy to send as a set (Horus Rising, False Gods and Galaxy In Flames) - see this thread for more info: http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=2307284

I'm also adding Errol Flynn's autobiography, My Wicked Wicked Ways (paperback), Temeraire by Nomi Novik (paperback), Bad Science by Ben Goldacre, and the first 3 Gap books by Stephen Donaldson (The Real Story and Forbidden Knowledge (together in one book) and A Dark And Hungry God Arises (both paperback).

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