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Old 06-24-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: NE San Antonio
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Didn't know you were a pro! Donate them. The George Gervin Acadamy could always use books for kids and non-fiction, perhaps the womens or homeless shelters, senior or community centers could use some too. Places like Goodwill or the library will likely just try to sell them, and if they are "dogs", they will probably just discard them.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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We have found that no matter how many books you take to Half-Price, you can't get more than $8.00

In fact, one of their employees told me that the more you bring the less you get per book as they don't like to look at a big pile. Oy!

Also, most of their stock is remainders for the hard covers. If you want quality used books - Powells, or other online sources. When I live in the NW - you could find neat old stuff there but never here at Half-Price.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:19 AM
 
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The Great Exchange Bookstore @ Brookhollow/281. In the HEB parking lot, next to La Taza coffee shop.
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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The last time I was at Half Price I was told that I could NOT donate them. What would they do if I left them there, call the police and report me?
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:35 AM
 
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Depending on what you are trying to sell, you can list them on homeschooling boards in the sales section. They buy tons of books if they can be used for the subjects being taught.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:45 AM
 
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Smile Boerne Public Library Friends of the Library Bookstore

I was reading this thread looking for a place that I might sell several sets of used college textbooks that were donated to my library recently.

As I was reading through, I noticed many people asking for a good used bookstore in town. There is a nice used bookstore off Pat Booker Rd near Randolph AFB that does book exchanges. Also, Plato's Closet, that trendy used clothing store in the Forum, buys books sometimes. I don't know how much they pay for them, but I do know that they buy them. I picked up a copy of the 1 Sookie Stackhouse series novel I hadn't been able to find yet there for $2.

However, I wanted to mention that if you're looking for a really good used bookstore, please do yourself a favor and make the short drive to Boerne and visit their Friends of the Library bookstore. You will be SO glad you did. [url=http://www.ci.boerne.tx.us/index.aspx?nid=226]Boerne, TX - Official Website - Friends of the Library[/url]

The people that run it are so friendly and helpful and the book selection is amazing! They even have books for free. I picked up all of my Christmas presents for my husband's family last year for $40. I even managed to find a rare copy of a children's picture book that turned out to be worth several hundred dollars and I paid $1 for it.

Also, it is worth the trip to visit the Boerne Library complex. It is quite beautiful. It has a park with hiking trails next to the river. [url=http://www.boernelibraryfoundation.org/]Boerne Public Library Foundation[/url]

Pack a picnic lunch, and enjoy an inexpensive Saturday in Boerne, except for the shopping you do of course.
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:40 PM
 
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The Book Rack on Pat Booker in Universal City
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:19 PM
 
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Hastings in San Marcos....

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