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Old 11-03-2007, 07:38 PM
 
Location: pittsburgh
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I joined the Doubleday book club not so long ago and found it to be a pretty nice club. Years ago I didnt like it because although the prices were discounted you werent saving anything because of the shipping and handling. Now they have it so that if you spend at least 25 s & h is only 2.49My only complaint is that they dont always have the newest books. They do a great job of carrying a decent selection but they dont always have what you want. They have your heavy hitters, but for example they dont carry Water for Elephants. I had to pick that up at the bookstore. Is anyone else a member of doubleday or a similar book club?
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:18 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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Ive been with book clubs for many years. But i quit ordering the books from them when i could get them much cheaper from other sources or for free. QPB has where all books are $10 each, so once in awhile i will order from them instead of an online book-seller.
But what i've hated the most about book clubs, they will sock it to you for shipping. Seems Doubleday is figuring that out by offering a lower shipping price.
Shipping should be free when you order $25 or more IMO. Amazon always gives me free shipping. So does B&N.
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Old 11-05-2007, 03:39 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I thought you meant the kind where people meet and talk about the book.

I was a member of Quality Paperback Book club for years and years but finally dropped out. I think my life got too busy to deal with the previews and occasional returns, and yes, shipping is expensive. I did enjoy some of their out-of-mainstream selections.
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Old 11-05-2007, 06:21 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I was a member of several book clubs, including an art book club, but found generally I didn't like the picks, and ultimately cancelled my membership.
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Old 11-22-2007, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Piedmont NC
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Off and on over the years, I've subscribed to different Book Clubs -- most recently because it was more convenient to choose books and have them delivered to me (I had surgery, and health problems, and couldn't drive). Generally, though, they are a disappointment because it becomes so expensive, in spite of specials and sales, and holiday offers.

Two that I have enjoyed have been Quality Paperback Book Club and Reader's Subscription. If you collect books, and want nice volumes, you could try a club like The Folio Society, but the books are both beautiful and expensive.

Generally, some of the best deals are ordering books online from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. They come quickly too! I received my Harry Potter book(s) in the mail just several hours after all of the midnight parties at B&N -- by 10:00 a.m., the mailman had it to my door.
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Old 11-25-2007, 07:30 PM
 
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...but for example they dont carry Water for Elephants.
Doubleday Book Club is a Random House Publishing subsidiary. Water for Elephants is published by Algonquin, which is distributed by Workman.


Doubleday is gonna give you books published by Random House
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