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Gohd Books

Post by beppi » Sun, 04 Oct 2009 2:45 pm

An interesting second hand bookshop with a superb collection and funny attitude, well worth (methinks) visiting in their slightly obscure location off Pasir Panjang Road, is Gohd Books - www.gohd.com.sg

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Used children's books

Post by sweetdarby28 » Mon, 05 Oct 2009 5:24 pm

If anyone's got used children's books that you're getting rid of, I'd like to buy them. My kids tend to read and chuck them aside, so I really don't want to spend too much on their books.

Preferably in good condition (no missing pages, and no yucky food stains please).

Thanks.

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Re: Used children's books

Post by Poptarts » Tue, 06 Oct 2009 7:21 pm

sweetdarby28 wrote:If anyone's got used children's books that you're getting rid of, I'd like to buy them. My kids tend to read and chuck them aside, so I really don't want to spend too much on their books.

Preferably in good condition (no missing pages, and no yucky food stains please).

Thanks.
i do have a lot of children books (about two boxes)
also have a full set of children encyclopedia (hardcover about 10 books in all from A - Z)

if anyone is interested please contact me at 90279738 ty

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Post by LyndaMR » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 8:27 am

Hi there -- new to the forum as we're not in Singapore yet. Anyway, if you have an iPhone or iPod touch you can get the Barnes and Noble e-reader and the Kindle e-reader free and read on your device. Also, B&N is apparently going to be putting out an e-reader device later this month which I am curious to see. My husband, who will be travelling a lot next year after our move is wanting an e-reader, so I'll be evaluating them all. Check out cnet.com too -- they've reviewed the Kindle and (I think) the Sony reader.
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Post by mrlily » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 4:30 pm

if you had a choice, i can't understand why someone would want to read a book on an electronic device, it isn't a pleasant experience. have you seriously tried reading a novel on an iphone?, can you still c? my eyes tell me to read real books.

the tree huggers won't like this confession.. whilst at work, whenever i have to something substantial to read i'll print it out then read it. anyone else?
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 6:07 pm

Me? I'd rather read it on the internet where the screen is lit and using soft type or whatever it's called that is easy on the eyes. I would have agreed with you back when we all were using CRT monitors but now I find an LCD backlit screen with adjustable light much easier on the eyes. But that's just me. I used to read on my Palm using the texts from Gutenberg Press till it crapped out due to old age. Finally got away from it on the small screen (it was only half the size of a paperback in those days so it was kinda rough. Now, I wouldn't bother with a printed paperback. I used to work offshore on the rigs, I'd buy $100 worth of new paperbacks each trip out. When I moved house I had to sell over 500 books to the local bookseller for peanuts. Never again. Electronic is the only way to go.

I'll probably buy a Kindle once it's full go over here (maybe Xmas pressie). See what kind of prices there are. If it takes off outside of the US, I reckon paperbacks will be come the Polaroid Cameras of the book world.
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Post by blue_thunder » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 6:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
I'll probably buy a Kindle once it's full go over here (maybe Xmas pressie). See what kind of prices there are. If it takes off outside of the US, I reckon paperbacks will be come the Polaroid Cameras of the book world.
Coming soon ...not sure Sg is among the list of 100 countries though.

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Post by mrlily » Mon, 12 Oct 2009 6:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote: I reckon paperbacks will be come the Polaroid Cameras of the book world.
that's a pretty big call man. how about a newspaper, magazine, wine list or even a wiki travel book for that matter? would you prefer to read one of those on your electronic device? given a choice.


ps. I know where you can get some peanuts if you have a library at your disposal.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:06 am

mrlily, given the current weight restrictions on airline travel and the new possibility of extra charges for the 2nd bag even on international flights, it's even MORE reason to give up the printed page. Newspapers can be read online (witness the number of US papers in the past 5 years that have gone under because of this), My homepage at yahoo has local news from Singapore & the region, the US MSM & Fox, AP & Rueters. to name a few. While I do get the local paper delivered daily, I usually never read it because by the time I get home at night I've already gotten tomorrows news via the internet anyway. Pod Casts, Kimbles, 3G superphones (I'm still using a old Dopod 900 for four years now, still works like a champ. I can carry an entire library on a couple of SD cards. Why lug paperbacks around everywhere. This way I can & do read several books at once when on the bus & MRT every day (3+ hours daily).

Yeah, it's a pretty big call, but nobody though the Polaroid would die either did they. I have one of those little Pixma printers that canon came out with originally, It's about the size of an old King Edwards Cigar box (actually it's smaller but a little thicker) Prints beautiful 4x6 prints or multiple passport photo sizes in about a minute using dry ink in layers. Comes out just like a regular photo. With the picbridge software my canon camera prints wirelessly directly to the printer which is equipped with an external battery pack. Just like a Poloroid except you don't have to hold it under your armpit in the winter to get it to develop in the little aluminum folder like you did with the Poloroid. I've got a high end SX-70 in excellent condition for sale! :P Has a small problem with getting film though! :wink:
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Post by blue_thunder » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 12:12 am

mrlily wrote:
sundaymorningstaple wrote: I reckon paperbacks will be come the Polaroid Cameras of the book world.
that's a pretty big call man. how about a newspaper, magazine, wine list or even a wiki travel book for that matter? would you prefer to read one of those on your electronic device? given a choice.


ps. I know where you can get some peanuts if you have a library at your disposal.
I read Today/Straits times/NY times/WSJ on my iphone. I feel much more comfortable than carrying the paper around. I can read it anywhere i wish to rather than the hardback.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 6:54 am

To be honest though, mrlily is right in some aspects. A kimble won't keep your head dry in the dash from Taxi to door in the rain. A kimble isn't very good as a bird cage liner and it's rather expensive to use to whack flies, cockroaches, spiders and such. Also, your kids can't finger paint on it and it's rather hard to start barbecues/fireplaces with a kimble. Kimbles are also very expensive to use a filler in shipped packages as well! :cool:
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 8:41 am

I asked in Challenger once if they had e-book readers. Guy excused himself as he dialled his phone. He came back to me five minutes later and said, "apparently, they aren't popular in Singapore...yet."
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Post by mrlily » Tue, 13 Oct 2009 9:32 pm

agree, if you are on the move electronic will do, but given a choice...

how's this, just got off a flight from sana'a to dubai (check my ip i dare you, anyone need anything from dubai duty free?) on which you could use ur phone. subsequently i rang the mrs to show off, she told me to piss off and stop being a twat. so i did. point being even flying from osama's home town they have adopted the new tech. i think we all know where things are heading.

given some reading material will eventually go electronic, no arguement there, then these dedicated electronic readers (DER's!) are just a gimick no? i'm yet to understand where or how they fit within the book market. most people have no problem reading a small article on a phone, irrespective of size, market sewen up. but if we are talking novels and not the 10 paragraph reads why would you buy a dedicated electronic reader when you can use laptop? you can't tell me that it is more acceptable to pull out a DER! in public than a laptop.

i reckon amazon is only testing the market with these kindles, kindling (do they burn?) or whatever they call them. does anyone actually own one?
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Post by dadido » Tue, 28 Sep 2010 9:43 am

just try www.bookfishing.com.sg

Its' the one I always use. Work for me and totally hassle free!! Very automated system

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Post by madura » Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:37 pm

Donate it to the Singapore Council for Women's Organizations thrift shop:
http://www.scwo.org.sg/index.php?option ... &Itemid=85

address: 96 Waterloo Street

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