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oleada
09-18-2011, 01:05 AM
my borders still has a ladder for sale $600

i want it desperately but i have no way of getting it home

find a band with a van.

Prancer
09-18-2011, 03:44 AM
Barnes and Noble is having a $2.99-a-book sale: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/top-sale-titles/379003100/

Just in case you have any post-Borders money or desires left.

dbell1
09-18-2011, 04:16 AM
My B&N order came today. :) Finished "The Postmistress" already - very good book, but I was really annoyed at the end. The other 6 books are on the shelf waiting to be read. Had a yard sale today and sold a few books for .25 each. I was telling people to 'read more so I can buy more'. :lol:

gkelly
09-18-2011, 05:13 AM
Oh, good, it's not just me. My very first thought on looking at the photo was "But you'd have to group everything by size! :eek:"

Once upon a time I worked in the (closed) stacks at the NY Public Library, the main research library on 5th Avenue with the lions in front.

As I recall, some of the books were shelved according to subject matter by Library of Congress call numbers, some by an internal numbering system based entirely on size and date of acquisition, and others by a hybrid internal system that was mostly according to size and date but with some division of general subject area.

If it had been done just by subject matter there would have been a lot of wasted space on the shelves.

I wonder how much it's changed in 30 years.

BigB08822
09-18-2011, 07:52 AM
Barnes and Noble is having a $2.99-a-book sale: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/top-sale-titles/379003100/

Just in case you have any post-Borders money or desires left.

Oh goodness! Anyone have any recommendations of books they see on the $2.99 list? I have no clue what to get but for that price I might as well bite!

emason
09-18-2011, 11:56 AM
Once upon a time I worked in the (closed) stacks at the NY Public Library, the main research library on 5th Avenue with the lions in front.

As I recall, some of the books were shelved according to subject matter by Library of Congress call numbers, some by an internal numbering system based entirely on size and date of acquisition, and others by a hybrid internal system that was mostly according to size and date but with some division of general subject area.

If it had been done just by subject matter there would have been a lot of wasted space on the shelves.

I wonder how much it's changed in 30 years.

I took a private stack tour of the library this year; the library had special tours one weekend to celebrate its anniversary.

To answer your question, the library has not changed. The section I toured was organized by the special numbering system and the guide pointed out that it had to do with size.

Loved the tour, by the way; it was a real peek behind the scenes, and, I must confess, the first time I've visited that library even though I've been in NY for almost 40 years.

rfisher
09-18-2011, 01:26 PM
The NY Public Library is number two on my list of things to see if I ever get to NY. Right behind the American Museum of Natural History. :swoon:

gkelly
09-18-2011, 01:34 PM
I took a private stack tour of the library this year; the library had special tours one weekend to celebrate its anniversary.

To answer your question, the library has not changed. The section I toured was organized by the special numbering system and the guide pointed out that it had to do with size..

Thanks.

I'm not surprised that that hasn't changed. I'm guessing that they now have air conditioning and computer catalogs.

When the Temperature/Heat Index got over a certain number, we had the choice of going home with full pay or staying to work at time and a half.

Grannyfan
09-18-2011, 01:59 PM
Oh goodness! Anyone have any recommendations of books they see on the $2.99 list? I have no clue what to get but for that price I might as well bite!

I haven't had time to look through the whole list, but I saw one called Promise Not to Tell that I read and liked. It's a mystery. On the $1.99 list I saw The Last Crossing, which I absolutely loved.

Lara
09-18-2011, 03:51 PM
The NY Public Library is number two on my list of things to see if I ever get to NY. Right behind the American Museum of Natural History. :swoon:

I went with my father who was especially eager for the periodical section...gorgeous building but I keep wondering if we missed something? Both the Yale and Princeton University libraries seemed to have more to see/browse. Weird.

When you do visit, grab a Pret sandwich after and cross the street to Bryant Park to eat. One of my favorite things to do in NYC. :)

Prancer
09-18-2011, 06:17 PM
Oh goodness! Anyone have any recommendations of books they see on the $2.99 list? I have no clue what to get but for that price I might as well bite!

You might want to check out Alibris' 99 cent sale, too: http://www.alibris.com/discount-books?cm_sp=navSales-_-discount-_-na

I can't believe Larsson's The Girl series is already priced that low. It seems like I just shelled out for the hardbacks a month or so ago.

And since I am plugging sales, I will once again plug the piggies at The Cheap (http://the-cheap.net/) for the e-reader owners. While mostly for Nook users (and they are giving away a Simple Touch, if anyone wants to enter), they also have a Kindle page (https://kindleonthecheap.wordpress.com/) and several Facebook pages (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Cheap-e-Reads/163454373711210) by category, including Authors on the Cheap (http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Authors-on-the-Cheap/202517513144047), where writers post about their own books that are on sale, usually in multiple formats.

Teachers and parents might be interested in this deal: http://www.rootmynook.com/2011/09/16/10-credit-at-scholastic-teacher-express-free-ebooks/ Note that those are all downloadable books in PDF, not print, although I believe there are print books on sale as well.

Allen
09-18-2011, 07:03 PM
Thanks for the link to The Cheap. Amazon.com does a good job of hiding Kindle books that are cheap.

Prancer
09-18-2011, 07:32 PM
Thanks for the link to The Cheap. Amazon.com does a good job of hiding Kindle books that are cheap.

I Liked Cheap e-Reads and a couple of their pages on Facebook, as I find it easier to keep up. Some days there is almost nothing, but most days, they post 10-15 books or so, sometimes more. It fills up my feed, but I find it easier to let the book links come to me than I do to check the page to see if there is anything new. :shuffle:

You might find some books here, too: http://www.freekindlebooks.org/

nursebetty
09-18-2011, 07:43 PM
I started Middlesex......someone told me that once they got to America, It would be a can't put down read. I have finally made it to America. Crossing my fingers.

Allen
09-18-2011, 07:49 PM
I started Middlesex......someone told me that once they got to America, It would be a can't put down read. I have finally made it to America. Crossing my fingers.

I think you will find that it really picks up at that point. I adore that book. I was fairly bored with it at first, but read the bulk of it in one sitting.