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Old 03-25-2008, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Southern, NJ
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I am currently reading The Soprano State by Bob Ingle & Sandy McClure. It reads like fiction and it is sad that it isn't.
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Old 03-25-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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My copy of The Wall just arrived from Symposium. The condition is excellent. Looks like a brand new book.
I have ordered books from Symposium, also, tigerlily, including used books. I think they are an excellent source to use. I believe they are in Providence, RI.
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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I have ordered books from Symposium, also, tigerlily, including used books. I think they are an excellent source to use. I believe they are in Providence, RI.

That's where my copy of the Wall is coming from!! I found them on ebay & yes they are in RI
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Old 03-26-2008, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Interesting.

Symposium may or may not be a store-front, but in the early 90s when I was a Rhode Islander I lived nearly around the corner from where this bookstore lists their address. This was then a neighbourhood in transition and had very few shops, let allow a bookstore. But it did have one fabulous market and a great coffee house.

They had a case of The Wall, according to my correspondence with them, and confirmed by a second-hand dealer here in my neck of the woods who was looking for the book for me early on.

They may be worth bookmarking for future books.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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Interesting.

Symposium may or may not be a store-front, but in the early 90s when I was a Rhode Islander I lived nearly around the corner from where this bookstore lists their address. This was then a neighbourhood in transition and had very few shops, let allow a bookstore. But it did have one fabulous market and a great coffee house.

They had a case of The Wall, according to my correspondence with them, and confirmed by a second-hand dealer here in my neck of the woods who was looking for the book for me early on.

They may be worth bookmarking for future books.
Good idea, I just bookmarked them
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:21 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Njkate and ontheroad, we have the same Symposium Bookstore in mind then. I found my invoice and they are in Providence and Ebay is where I ordered my books, also.

I spoke with the Symposium Bookstore personel on the phone directly because I received only a partial shipment. The store gave me a number for their Providence warehouse, at a different address, to track the rest of my order.

They were very professional and courteous about the mixup and overnighted the overlooked books to me at their expense.

I was quite pleased with their service.
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Old 03-26-2008, 07:38 AM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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I ran into some problems with my computer yesterday. We lost cable internet service 3 times throughout the day and last evening (3 hrs. last night!!).

Our internet provider says, as always, that there is nothing wrong with their system, so I will be in and out for part of the day checking out a new router. This will be router #3 in 2 years. I don't believe that this is typical for most customers.

I will be popping into the discussion thread for The Kite Runner frequently, however, but in my absence you might find me at Best Buy or Charter.

I really enjoyed yesterday's comments and want to thank everyone who participated. You all add to my enthusiasm for this bittersweet book.
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Old 03-26-2008, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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That's where my copy of the Wall is coming from!! I found them on ebay & yes they are in RI
Symposium in Providence is also a Barnes & Noble source and I have the discount card. I was pleased with the speedy delivery.
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Old 03-26-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Atlanta suburb
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Symposium in Providence is also a Barnes & Noble source and I have the discount card. I was pleased with the speedy delivery.
I was very impressed with their service and delivery. I didn't think when I called to see if they had a storefront. But, the young lady answering the phone did announce "Symposium Bookstore". It would be nice to walk in and see what other out-of-print treasures they might have.

She did tell me that their warehouse at the other location handled all of their shipments from Ebay and Amazon orders. That leads me to think that they do have a traditional bookstore, as well.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:21 PM
 
Location: Southern Oregon
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Hi Gem!

I just started reading Great Granny Webster by Caroline Blackwood.
Has anyone else read it?

I get all my harder to find (than usual) books from Powells. Sometimes I have been able to snag out of print stuff.
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