10 December 2007

Book News

Word Nerd discovered two great book things this weekend.

1. The opening of the renovated, expanded downtown Indianapolis Central Library. It is floors and floors (ok, six of them, plus the old library building) of book-y goodness. Though Word Nerd already had quite the TBR pile on her living room floor, she couldn't escape without checking out a few titles.

2. Half-Price Books. Just like its name, all the books there are half-price. They are remaindered titles and books sold back by readers. It's likely paid writers don't get much/any of the cut from the resale of these titles, but it's a great place to go to fill in missing books in a series you are collecting, or to go unload some books you don't want anymore. Word Nerd will definitely be doing the latter sometime soon here. After moving a number of titles from Wisconsin to Indiana, that she didn't want to move in the first place, it'll be nice to get at least a little $$ for them and not ever have to move them again.

1 comment:

Belinda said...

That is so exciting about the Indianapolis library. I'm applying to a grad school in that city and I'll be honest...one of my main concerns was whether the city has a good library system.

I love Half Price books. I buy gifts from there all the time. And no, the author does not get a cut of the profit whatsoever.