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Old 05-10-2008, 12:09 PM
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I'm trying to lighten my load and get rid of excess stuff. I have a bunch of cookbooks and CDs I'd like to sell to one of those half price stores. Any opinion on Bookman's? Do you know of a store that buys these sorts of items?

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Old 05-10-2008, 02:38 PM
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It's best just to pick up the yellow pages and start calling around. I once sold 100 cookbooks to a store on Camelback - sorry, can't remember the name. (Of course, if your cookbooks are valuable - out of print and in great condition - it might be worth your while to contact one of the stores that specializes in cookbooks, like the ones in New York.)
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Old 05-10-2008, 04:14 PM
Location: Inside the 101
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Bookmans is the one store I know of that will buy both CDs and books. I've had pretty good experiences trading things there.

Other options for CDs include Zia Record Exchange (multiple locations) and Revolver Records (Central Phoenix)
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Old 05-10-2008, 05:50 PM
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Thanks, both! I admit it is kind of refreshing to lighten the load. It's sort of fun getting rid of stuff. Something to do on a beautiful Saturday afternoon.
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Old 05-10-2008, 06:00 PM
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Silverbear is right. There is also a store in the central Phoenix area called Tracks in Wax. Another one is the guy who bought out the Rockaway store in Mesa. From what I have heard he moved the store to Tempe and I believe it has been renamed Rockzone. Those stores don't deal in books, though. I DO like Bookmans because they deal in both, also computer games, some used equipment, albums, cassettes, etc. I don't live in the area but I visit in the area in the winter and like cece77 says, check the phone book. Good luck!
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Old 05-21-2008, 01:59 PM
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Wow, this is an interesting problem that seems to recur a lot in America. At Palo Alto High School, we hold book drives for kids in other countries. You can read more about one of the book drives at the student run school website:
Paly Voice: Global Literacy Club hosts book drive for schools in Africa (http://voice.paly.net/view_story.php?id=6831 - broken link)
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Old 05-22-2008, 06:41 PM
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Bookman's is the bomb!

Great atmosphere, eclectic collection and great music! Their trade-in values are fair and reasonable. They also take sheet music, vhs, games, magazines,puzzles and children's books.
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Old 05-22-2008, 11:11 PM
Location: Gilbert
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Bookman's. Some of the college book stores around ASU. That's all I know.
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:22 AM
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Do they still have a Bookmans out there? They used to have one in Tempe, right next to the Guitar Center on Elliot Rd.
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