Last week I propaned a lot of stuff from the Last Page–propaning being our word for going through the shelves, pulling out old and decrepit stock and reducing it for quick sale. Well, the Human Torch has struck again. I’ve been upstairs in the main Barn, and in the interest of making room for the tidal influx of new stock that comes in with the summer, I’ve pulled literally hundreds of books and dollared them. They’ll be going out on the sales table on Thursday, April 23rd: psychology, women’s studies, education, some gay fiction, sociology, death and dying, each book now a dollar. But once again, ACT NOW: these books will go away FOREVER on April 30th.
Archive for April, 2009
As many of our regulars know, we take in a lot of books–during the busy season, somewhere between seven to ten thousand books a week. This sometimes necessitates pulling old stock to make room for new. We’ve just pulled a lot of old stock from the animal- and earth-science room in the Last Page, a lot of nature writing, books on birds and other animals. These books are now marked down to a dollar, and are available NOW. But not for very long: we only keep each set of dollared books for a week, which means that the current books will go away forever on Wednesday, April 22nd. So act now! And keep an eye out for future markdowns. You never know what you might find.
Hey guys! Just posting to let you know that we’ve been fiddling around with flickr so that we can add some photos to the site! If you’ve taken any neat pictures you think we should see, send them our way! Book.firstname.lastname@example.org. If you’re reading the blog, spread the word!
Oftentimes when people call us for information on when and how we buy books at the Barn, we use the phrase “Weather permitting.” What this basically means is that when it’s raining or snowing, our buying areas get soaked and it becomes difficult to buy. You may have your books neatly boxed and wrapped in your car, but once they come out we have to be able to price and process them. So we beg your consideration in this matter: if it’s wet out, please bring us small lots only–one bag or one small box–or think about coming on a drier day. If you’re in doubt, it’s always best to phone us first; if you’re coming from a distance, the weather may not be doing at your place what it’s doing here. Phoning first is always the best plan.