The Rory Gilmore Book Club discussion

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message 1: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I thought it would be good for us to have a thread to post info about big sales or good finds or other ways to find cheap books.

Barnesandnoble.com is having a huge clearance sale. Thousands of titles, including hundreds of classics and bestsellers. Authors like Forester, Hemingway, Patterson, Cabot, Evanovich, Shreve, C.S. Lewis, Austen, Hornby... the list goes on and on. There are also tons of nonfiction, CDs, and DVDs on clearance.

I'm having too much fun shopping. But I've got 15 books in my cart so far and havent' even spent $100 yet. Some of these books are as cheap as $2! And the classics are all 50% off.


message 2: by Sera (new)

Sera Thank you so much, Sarah! I'm headed there now.


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

I dont know if its just in my area, but the Walden Book Store here is having a huge sale, because they're going out of business. I think everything is 25% off.


message 4: by Arctic (new)

Arctic | 571 comments Oooh! Wuthering Heights for $3! ;)

Sarah, you're going to be my financial and household ruin! I spent about fifty bucks on twenty books that I have no space for last time you pointed out this sale. and I already see twenty more I 'must have'...er...must...resist!

thanks for the link though. great idea for a thread.


message 5: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I wonder what's going on with Borders and Waldens? I just got an email saying that my neighborhood Borders is closing too. Is Big Bad Fox Books (B&N) putting them out of business?


message 6: by Tiffany (new)

Tiffany | 59 comments I second the B&N book sale. I just got my box of 5 books for $25 bucks. I love a good sale!


message 7: by Stephanie (new)

Stephanie Wilson | 1 comments Yes! Thank you, Sarah! I just joined the book club and was able to purchase "Atonement" and "Northanger Abbey" very cheaply from www.bn.com. I cannot wait to get started!


message 8: by whichwaydidshego?, the sage of sass (new)

whichwaydidshego? (whichwaydidshego) | 1996 comments Mod
There are still plenty of Borders 'round here... but who knows. I usually shop at B&N, but prefer Borders, actually. Cuter. Cooler accessories offered. Better coffee.


message 9: by Sara W (new)

Sara W (SaraWEsq) Well, I also just bought Atonement and Northanger Abbey from Barnes & Noble (plus a couple other books - need to get that fast and free shipping somehow!). Thanks for the sale info!


message 10: by Sera (new)

Sera I was able to get 11 book for $68 and two weren't even on clearance. The books were here in 3 days, and I must tell that as I was opening the boxes, it felt like Christmas all over again.

Thank you so much Sarah!


message 11: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I got 25 books and 4 DVDs for $98.

You're welcome, my friends!


message 12: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) OK, maybe I ordered too much. Because I STILL haven't received my order.


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Any Alexander McCall Smith fans here? B&N has the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency book on sale for half off right now.

Also, several of the modern books on Rory's list (and the 1001 Books list, as well) are on the buy 2, get one free table.


message 14: by M0rfeus (new)

M0rfeus I've never read any of the No. 1 Ladies... etc. etc. but as a fan of Celtic Mythology I can HIGHLY recommend Dream Angus.

I dont' suppose that's on sale too?
;)



message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) I think it was just the Ladies Detective series, Tom.


message 16: by Sara W (new)

Sara W (SaraWEsq) B&N is having an online sale buy 2 bargain books get the third free through April 18. There seemed to be a wide selection (all I went through was non-fiction history and I had about 15 books on my list before I realized it and had to cut back).


message 17: by Meghan (last edited Apr 07, 2008 07:41PM) (new)

Meghan For those of you interested in reading Neil Gaiman, he and Harper Collins have decided to put one of his books online for free!

Gaiman is best known for his graphic novel, the Sandman, but has ventured into sci-fi novels as well.

http://browseinside.harpercollins.com...


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Yikes! Isn't that a coinky-dink?


message 19: by Dini, the master of meaning (new)

Dini | 691 comments Mod
Or a Rebecca effect?

So I don't get it. Is it available online only for a certain period of time or...?


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) Is it a Rebecca Effect? I guess it depends on how Meghan discovered this information. If she went looking for it, it doesn't count!


message 21: by Meghan (new)

Meghan No, I don't think it is an "official" RE moment. My sci-fi club is reading a different Gaiman book. Someone there posted it. But I hadn't noticed it until last night after Sarah marked her interest in the book. So it's more like the Sarah effect where something's on your mind so you see more of it.

I don't know if it's a limited time only or not. But apparently sales for the book shot up 300% because of this, which is an interesting experiment on whether online books are going to "kill" the bookstore.

Paulo Coehl also put one of his books online for free. Check out his club here at goodreads. I believe they have the link.


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah (songgirl7) One of the Bargain books on B&N's sale is a Coehlo, The Witch of Portobello.


message 23: by whichwaydidshego?, the sage of sass (new)

whichwaydidshego? (whichwaydidshego) | 1996 comments Mod
I read that book - The Witch of Portobello. Interesting read. Very different. I actually picked it up because I thought it was one of the most beautiful covers I'd ever seen... and then, too, I loved The Alchemist, so that helped.


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