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Old 07-02-2009, 08:12 AM
 
Location: 38 38' 45" N, -90 20' 08" W
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Since there are newcomers reading this thread, the list isn't complete without a mention of Coas bookstore. If you love browsing through used bookstores, you'll be in ecstasy. Biggest used bookstore in all of southern NM, I believe. They have books, maps, DVDs, videos, etc, most at pretty fair prices. They offer a trade-in/credit program but I've never signed up, so not sure how it works. Two locations: big store right in the downtown mall and another smaller store on Solano north of Idaho. Downtown location has a nice little coffeeshop.
I've signed up. Mostly because of my kids, and exchanging books. I am not sure how their credit system works, but the upshot of it is that you bring in unwanted books, and they line item credit per book onto a 3x5 index card. Your surplus is listed on there. Then you can buy any book of your choosing, and it is subtracted from that index card.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Las Cruces
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I've signed up. Mostly because of my kids, and exchanging books. I am not sure how their credit system works, but the upshot of it is that you bring in unwanted books, and they line item credit per book onto a 3x5 index card. Your surplus is listed on there. Then you can buy any book of your choosing, and it is subtracted from that index card.
Yes, Coas is a great store. We have not tried to understand the credit system, we just pay whatever they ask for each transaction. They are moving the 3x5 data base to a computer system and now have barcoded member cards. (Of course the bar code reader failed to decode my card the other day.)
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