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Reader's Digest Condensed Books 1962: Mistress Of Mellyn / Surface At The Pole / Good-Bye, Mr. Chips / The F.B.I. Story / To Kill A Mockingbird
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message 1: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments Hey - This is kind of random, but does anyone know a good place to get Reader's Digest Condensed books? I'm thinking of using ones with orange and yellow covers as part of my wedding centerpieces, but I'm having a hard time locating them.

It seems that my local used book and thrift stores don't take them because 'no one wants them.' However, they seem to sell online at a premium. Weird.


message 2: by Almeta (last edited May 13, 2013 05:21PM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10446 comments At my apartment complex we have a small library. Someone donates their Condensed Reader's Digest books. Occasionally we clear the oldest ones out and take them to the Salvation Army donation center. I think that and other such thrift organizations are probably your best bet.

Live in Michigan?


message 3: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17608 comments This place sells books by the foot http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc...


message 4: by jaxnsmom (new)

jaxnsmom | 8286 comments My dad and I were talking recently about what he could do with the ones my mom had gotten over the years. They're all pretty old, 60's, 70's and 80's, and I don't think there are many with orange or yellow covers. Mostly reds and browns with some greens and beige. If you want me to check into them more, I'd be glad to.


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Becky (auntmeemaw) | 2 comments The Goodwill store always seems to have a plethora of them. ;-)


message 6: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments Almeta wrote: "At my apartment complex we have a small library. Someone donates their Condensed Reader's Digest books. Occasionally we clear the oldest ones out and take them to the Salvation Army donation cent..."

Thanks Almeta. I'm actually from Michigan :) but I sadly live out of the state now. I'll try out other thrift shops. The ones that I talked to just 'throw them away.'


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Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments Rusalka wrote: "This place sells books by the foot http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc..."

Thanks Rusalka. I hadn't seen that one. It seems like a good option if the thrift shops fall through.


message 8: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments jaxnsmom wrote: "My dad and I were talking recently about what he could do with the ones my mom had gotten over the years. They're all pretty old, 60's, 70's and 80's, and I don't think there are many with orange ..."

There actually seems to be people making fun craft projects out of them (including bookshelves) if you are into crafting. Thanks for offering to check, but I think that I'll try thrift shops again first. :)


message 9: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10446 comments Rusalka wrote: "This place sells books by the foot http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc..."

Unique site! Have you ever tried them?


message 10: by Cherie (new)

Cherie (crobins0) | 20350 comments I pick them up at garage sales sometimes.


message 11: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17608 comments Almeta wrote: "Rusalka wrote: "This place sells books by the foot http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc..."

Unique site! Have you ever tried them?"


No, I just did a google yesterday for Emily, and came across them. I have heard of something similar before. Getting 6 feet of bright blue books delivered to my door does sound ridiculously appealing for some reason.


message 12: by Emily (new)

Emily (emilserv) | 453 comments Rusalka wrote: "Almeta wrote: "Rusalka wrote: "This place sells books by the foot http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc..."

Unique site! Have you ever tried them?"

No, I ju..."


It would have been great for the rainbow challenge :)


message 13: by Rusalka, Moderator (new)

Rusalka (rusalkii) | 17608 comments Emily wrote: "It would have been great for the rainbow challenge :) "

Exactly!


message 14: by Shirley (new)

Shirley (shirleythekindlereader) If you don't limit yourself to Reader's Digest you might find more of the color/s.


message 15: by Almeta (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 10446 comments Rusalka wrote: "Almeta wrote: "Rusalka wrote: "This place sells books by the foot http://www.booksbythefoot.com/shop/pc..."

Unique site! Have you ever tried them?"

No, I ju..."


I was thinking along the lines of a yard of mysteries!


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