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Post by louy » Mon, 19 Jan 2009 11:41 am

I went to the Library this weekend (Yes Yes, I was really bored)

For an EP, its like 50 dollars or something to join.

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Post by bluebucket » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 5:19 pm

I'd bookcross them.
I think all Comfort Cabs in Singapore are "Official Bookcorssing Zones" so it's even convenient to leave them there (though I wouldn't leave a whole bunch that could stress the Cabbie out!)

Otherwise I know the Moonlight cafe at Cityhall is another zone for Bookcrossing. Theres also one at Novena called Curry something (Curry favour?)- I forget!

But Book Xing them is a much better way of letting them go and still keeping in touch

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Post by pakjohn » Mon, 20 Apr 2009 6:00 pm

I'd bookcross them.
I think all Comfort Cabs in Singapore are "Official Bookcorssing Zones" so it's even convenient to leave them there (though I wouldn't leave a whole bunch that could stress the Cabbie out!)
We have been doing some book crossing since Strong Eagle suggested it. The cabs are a good idea, didn't know they're a BC point. We've left a lot in Marriot clubrooms across Asia, and shipped a big box of them to Peace Corps volunteers in Botswana, Africa. Some have shown interesting routes but nothing really mysterious yet in their paths.

We could use the library but we both have our favorite authors; once you read all their works you just wait for an alert from Borders. :) We have a lot of favored authors so it's rare we're with out a book.
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Post by roninfyc » Tue, 21 Apr 2009 11:31 pm

mayb u wanna try tis ..................

http://community.livejournal.com/sg_bookexchange/

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Post by snowqueen » Fri, 24 Apr 2009 2:38 pm

Hi, I cant suggest what to do with your existing books but going forward I would recommend San Bookshop.. There's a few of them scattered about the island. I think there's one at UOB. We use either Parkway Parade, Tampanies Shopping Centre or Vivo.

My husband gets through a book a week and I was dreading having a collection of books like we have back home.

At San, you can rent the books - say $15 per book, when you take the book back you $9 back but you have to return the book in a certain time frame. There's a sticker on the book telling you how much to rent/return, it varies on age of book and how many times it's been read before you.

Obviously the library is still the cheapest option.

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Post by blue_thunder » Thu, 28 May 2009 5:15 pm

Does anyone have comic books like Archie & Calvin Hobbes..
Or any place to buy these used comics...


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Post by UK-HK-SIN » Fri, 29 May 2009 8:01 am

PakJohn - did you buy the book reader ?? which one did you get ?? I put the sony one on my Christmas list and told everyone I knew it was the only thing I wanted for Christmas. My husband thinks its stupid and here I am 6 months later without it still.....

I couldn't get my hands on one in Hong Kong and I really wanted to see it with my own eyes before committing myself .... Are they on sale here or do you still have to get it shipped ??? I will be back in UK for a couple of weeks maybe end Aug so I was planning to re-investigate then.

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Post by ching » Fri, 29 May 2009 9:35 pm

I've seen Calvin and Hobbes books at San Bookshop. They were in great condition although I don't know how much the price difference is between those and new ones.
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Post by pakjohn » Fri, 29 May 2009 10:22 pm

PakJohn - did you buy the book reader ?? which one did you get ??
I have the Kendall from Amazon and bought it online. Still a bit pricey but it will pay for itself in 3 or 4 books. If you can wait, they'll come down in price right before September.
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Post by morenangpinay » Tue, 09 Jun 2009 1:09 am

can i borrow grisham, michael connely, james patterson, richard patterson books?? lol..i like suspense cop novels and law and order....those type

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Post by queenie71 » Sun, 14 Jun 2009 8:33 am

Hi

I an also interested inthe Kindle form Amazon but I believe that you can only buy from Amazon.com - does that mean you need a US credit card?

How are you finding it? I read about 2 books a week but I do love the "real" books and am worried that it just won't feel the same.

Am currently in HK and Moving over to Singapore in December, am looking forward to public libraries. CAn anyone recommend best ones? Do any have good childrens sections for relaxing too? My children are nearly 8 and 6.

Thanks

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Leather bound books

Post by yaukwee » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 5:10 pm

I'm looking for leather bound books for sale. If you know of anyone who wants to sell them please let me know.

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Post by StockAnswer » Mon, 13 Jul 2009 9:32 pm

queenie71 wrote:Hi

I an also interested inthe Kindle form Amazon but I believe that you can only buy from Amazon.com - does that mean you need a US credit card?
Hi queenie71,

no you do not need a US credit card to order from Amazon.com. However Amazon does not ship some items outside of U.S.A, and that seems to be the case with Kindle.

You could perhaps order it through the VPost service owned by Singapore Post (www.vpost.com.sg) but one of the features in Kindle, the wireless Whispernet network, is in any case not available outside of US.

Personally I am interested about the reader that is made by Plastic Logic but it is supposed to come out first next year. Sony and some other companies offer similar products too...

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Post by mrlily » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 3:20 pm

puff the magic dragon lives by the sea, not online!
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Post by taxico » Wed, 23 Sep 2009 3:41 pm

i hope you're not spamming.

why would you recommend them?

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