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PostPosted: 25-11-2011 13:48    Post subject: Help 're-homing' books Reply with quote

Anyone got any good ideas for 're-homing' a load of books?

My dad died recently, and my mum and me need some ideas of how to best redistribute his books. They're too specialist and there's too many of them for our second hand bookshops and neither of us can face selling them off one by one.

They're mostly military history (H.M.S Hood, Spitfires, Victoria Cross, Rorke's Drift) plus his other interests; Titanic mainly.

We don't want money for them, just to see them go to somewhere where they'll hsave a chance of being appreciated.
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PostPosted: 25-11-2011 21:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try a small ad in Military Modelling magazine?
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PostPosted: 26-11-2011 14:20    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a military specialist book shop down the road from me that might take them, not sure how they would go about collecting them or anything but it might be worth an email http://www.lewesbookcentre.co.uk/
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PostPosted: 26-11-2011 15:39    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oxfam bookshops (not the mixed trade) are good at pricing specialist books properly. They would go to a good cause.
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PostPosted: 26-11-2011 15:51    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Oxfam Books and Music
3/4 Tregenna Hill
ST IVES Cornwall TR26 1SE map
tel: 01736 798362
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Oxfam Bookshop
30 High Street
FALMOUTH Cornwall TR11 2AD map
tel: 01326 311390
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Oxfam Bookshop
52 Aylmer Square
ST AUSTELL Cornwall PL25 5LJ map
tel: 01726 66712
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PostPosted: 26-11-2011 18:03    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your suggestions, peeps.

The only concern I have with going through Oxfam or shops is that most, if not all, the books have my dad's handwritten footnotes and corrections in (he was a stickler for accuracy and detail) and I know that's usually a no-no for second hand books.

Dad always said it should make the books worth more, bless him, but I don't think anyone else agrees Crying or Very sad
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