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11 February 2006 @ 10:29 am
Oh, BookBuyers.  
At the crack of dawn (oh man, it was only around eight but it sure felt earlier) Mom and I packed up four boxes of books - about fifty were mine, the rest were hers - and trucked on up to Mountain View to sell our books at BookBuyers. The store opens at ten, but if you want your books looked at in the morning you have to get into line around nine. Ick. There were only six people ahead of us, including a very nice older man who helped us carry our boxes from the car into the store.

Of our four boxes of books, when they finished reviewing us at 11:45 (it's a long wait, but we're in a bookstore so it's hardly a painful one.) only one box was left - mostly my dreaded Pikes, Stines, and Sweet Valley Highs. I didn't expect to get rid of those anyway - I was just hopeful! - and they took the old textbooks I'd wanted to get rid of, so I was satisfied. For all the books they bought we were paid $160 in store credit - and we turned around and spent $80 in the same day. I bought a complete set of Chronicles of Narnia paperbacks for twenty bucks and an older hardback copy of Gone With the Wind. Mom bought an assortment of water-related books (it's a big part of second grade, apparently.) and a couple of cookbooks.

Man, I love BookBuyers. Lotsa books and a great place to dump the ones I don't want anymore.
Narrator: ooo ooo ooo!aswirlymatrix on February 13th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
You have Christopher Pikes?! Which ones?
Suzik00kaburra on February 13th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Chain Letter & Chain Letter 2. I think I also have The Last Vampire somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it.
Suzik00kaburra on February 13th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
If ya want 'em they're yours!
Narratoraswirlymatrix on February 14th, 2006 02:05 am (UTC)
I want The Last Vampire books! I've been searching for those. Let me know if you find them! :D
creatorpunksaturn on February 13th, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
You are quite the poster today.. good for you.

I still have my Christopher Pike books.. Haha, I loved them.. I think I have Midnight Society and Monster. I think I got rid of my Goosebumps ages ago though.

BookBuyers sounds great.. maybe I'll bring in a few books (texts from school) that I couldn't sell back here but maybe they will want. Do they take all text books?
Suzik00kaburra on February 13th, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
I'm not sure what their qualifications on textbooks are. They take computer ones for sure, and they took my patternmaking one - but I don't know if they'd take stuff like math or sciences. It might say somewhere on the website.

Ha ha, I remember Monster - man, that was a weird book.

Goosebumps were great! They were so over-the-top and hilarious. Dan Brown seems like a grown-up's R.L. Stine to me - every chapter ends with a cliffhanger.