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Old 02-13-2008, 03:10 AM
 
Location: Germany
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How much do the average paperbacked fiction books cost in the US? In the UK you can get them for 6 to 10 GBP which is quite cheap but I was just wondering.
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Old 02-13-2008, 07:31 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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I don't know which kind of books you mean, but we seem to have several kinds of imprints which range from ~6.99 for some and up to ~14.00 for higher-end publications.
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Old 02-17-2008, 01:57 AM
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Location: Somewhere.
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And if you buy them at used bookstores, you can get some paperbacks for as little as 25-50 cents each.
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Old 02-21-2008, 06:34 AM
 
Location: Sugar Grove, IL
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i can't believe how much paperback books cost these days! I am really showing my age, but now they range from 6.99 to 8.99 and I remember when 1.99 was the going rate.
I like to look for used paperbacks at our local library's used book sale. they do it twice a year. then, the books are .25 cents!
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Old 02-21-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Our public library system accepts used paper back and hard cover books and sells the paperbacks for $.25 a piece to raise funds for the library. The hard cover books, I think, are $1.00 or $2.00.

Since I read so many books and there are only so many one can store, I really enjoy showing up at the library with 30 or 40 paperbacks and 10 - 12 hard covers at a time.

The library benefits and I benefit knowing that one other person who perhaps cannot afford to own a book now has that opportunity.
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