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Holiday Season Books available to Trade

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

These seasonal books are all available for swapping right now:

Silent Night by Mary Higgins Clark . When Catherine Dornan’s husband Tom is diagnosed with leukemia, she and their two young sons travel with him to New York during the holiday season for a lifesaving operation. On Christmas Eve, Catherine takes the boys to see Rockefeller Center’s famous Christmas tree, where seven-year-old Brian notices a woman taking his mother’s wallet. A St. Christopher medal tucked inside the wallet saved his grandfather’s life in World War II, and Brian believes with all his heart that it will protect his father now. Impulsively, Brian follows the thief into the subway, and the most dangerous adventure of his young life begins….   See other suspense books currently available for swapping.

Christmas Letters by Kathleen Paul, Darlene Mindrup, Rebecca Germany, Susan Downs. Four couples discover love when their letters cross the battlefronts of World War II. Joan and Drake surrender to The Forces of Love. Joyce captures The Missing Peace of romance in a Normandy hospital. Mitsu finds that Christmas Always Comes to those who hope. And Betsy and Kevin experience an Engagement of the HeartSee other Christian Fiction selections currently available for swapping.
The Cat Who Came for Christmas by Cleveland Amory. It was a white Christmas Eve, when Cleveland Amory, self-confessed curmudgeon and confirmed dog-owner, found himself standing in a deserted alley trying to rescue a dirty, injured, starving, decidedly unfriendly cat.  What followed is the enchanting story of Amory, who undergoes the transition from a life of independence to a life of being cat-owned. With glimpses of Amory’s cat’s memorable meetings with notables such as George C. Scott and Cary Grant, and fascinating tidbits about the history of cats, this is an irresistible book for cat-lovers and non-cat-lovers alike.  See other books about Animal Care and Pets currently available for swapping.

Too Many Holidays by Angela Shelf Medearis This year, Sharie’s mother wants their family to celebrate Kwanzaa. And she has to work on a project with Caitlin, who insists on studying her family’s Greek Christmas. Hannah, Sharie’s best friend, invites her over for Hanukkah. All Sharie wants is to celebrate Christmas, just like she’s always done. But her holidays are being ruined — and fast! Will Sharie find a way for everyone — including herself — to have a merry season? Browse other books for age 9-12 currently available for swapping.

Christmas in My Heart by Joe Wheeler.  Open up these precious treasuries of classic stories to rediscover what makes Christmas so special.  These stories (from master storytellers such as Pearl S. Buck, Madeleine L’Engle, Taylor Caldwell, and O. Henry) share the spark of Christmas in all of us–the caring, the sharing, and the love. Read them once, to loved ones or in peaceful solitude, and they will forever become a part of your family’s Christmas traditions.

Happy CyberMonday! PaperBackSwap Market presents the Gift Buying Guide!

Monday, November 29th, 2010

Bestsellers at bargain prices, without the holiday crowds.

We know that every list has its “toughies”. Those to whom you’ve given every year and now you’re running dry of ideas…the ones you don’t know very well…the ones who have everything. Whether it’s your father-in-law (he’s all stocked up on grilling accessories) or the mom who carpools your kids (she deserves better than bath salts) or the co-worker who cracks you up in meetings (is he the one who’s allergic to chocolate?) you can solve your dilemma at the PBS Market.

You know how much books have meant to you. Sharing the gift of reading is truly sharing of yourself. We have humor, sports, inspirational narratives, books for kids, stocking stuffers and boxed sets and much more…you’ll find the perfect present for everyone on your list. The Guide will be adding new categories all the time, so check back often. We’ll help you take care of your holiday shopping in a hurry! And don’t forget – with Market Madness each book you purchase before December 31st enters you in a random weekly drawing for 5 PBS Credits – the more books you buy, the more chances to win!


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Featured PBS Market Books in time for shopping

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The PBS Market has the cure for holiday stress! Come here for cookbooks, Christmas shopping, or your next great “me time” read...

A Quilter’s Holiday by Jennifer Chiaverini . For the Elm Creek Quilters, the day after Thanksgiving marks the start of the quilting season, a time to gather at Elm Creek Manor and spend the day stitching holiday gifts for loved ones. This year, in keeping with the season’s spirit of gratitude, each quilter will select an object that symbolizes something he or she is especially thankful for, and place it into the centerpiece cornucopia…A Quilter’s Holiday is a story of holiday spirit, in its truest, most generous sense.  A great gift for any quilter.

Retail Price: $19.99

Buy New (Hardcover): $10.09+1 credit (save 49%) or $13.49 (save 32%)

The Missing by Shiloh Walker .  As a teenager, Taige Branch hated her psychic gift. No one could understand – except for Cullen Morgan, the boy who stole her heart. He did his best to accept her, until his mother was brutally murdered – and he couldn’t forgive Taige for not preventing it.  Now a widowed father, Cullen Morgan’s beloved little girl has been kidnapped, and Taige is his only hope of finding her…  A great gift for your sister or best friend, or anyone who loves paranormal romance.

Retail Price: $14.00

Buy New (Paperback): $1.59+1 credit (save 88%) or $4.99 (save 64%)

Biggest Loser Family Cookbook: Budget-Friendly Meals Your Whole Family Will Love by Devin Alexander, Biggest Loser Experts and Cast, Melissa Roberson Healthy, calorie-conscious and thrifty meals designed to please, and feed, the whole family.   Sneak some healthy alternatives into your holiday menus, with no one the wiser! This is a terrific book for the family who wants to be healthier without sacrificing taste – or ruining the grocery budget.  Almost any cook will appreciate this book!

Retail Price: $21.95

Buy New (Paperback): $11.09+1 credit (save 49%) or $14.49 (save 33%)

If… by Evelyn McFarlane, James Saywell.  In an elegant, two-color format, punctuated with intriguing drawings, this book/game poses hundreds of questions ranging from practical to maddening, moral to hilarious–which, if read alone, inspire self-exploration; if shared, spark fascinating discussions at gatherings, dinner parties, or meetings.  Bring it along to your holiday gatherings.  Makes a perfect gift for a co-worker – at this price, you can give it to everyone you know!

Retail Price: $12.95

Buy New (Hardcover): $2.09+1 credit (save 83%) or $5.49 (save 57%)

I Shouldn’t Even Be Doing This: And Other Things That Strike Me as Funny by Bob Newhart . There has never been another comedian like Bob Newhart. His comedy albums, movies, and two hit television series have made him a national treasure and placed him firmly in the pantheon of comedy legends. Now, at last, Newhart puts his brilliant and hysterical world view on paper. A hilarious combination of stories from his career and observations about life.  A perfect gift for dads, uncles or granddads – or any classic-comedy aficionado.

Retail Price: $14.95

Buy New (Paperback): $1.59+1 credit (save 89%) or $4.99 (save 66%)