Amazing Turkey Book Offer

Jul 18th, 2010, 04:30 AM
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Amazing Turkey Book Offer

It's been too long since our Turkey trip but it was one of our favorites. Now doing a bit of downsizing and have a small box of books to give away. Free postage if you will take them. Just want them to go to a good home. Includes travel guides, history, art, language. The list is below. First one to email me at lpetersen3 AT sbcglobal DOT net is the lucky winner.

Istanbul, the Imperial City
Blue Guide Istanbul
Istanbul Knopft Guide
Lonely Planet Istanbul Map
Istanbul Eyewitness Travel
Insight Pocket Guide Turkish Coast
Essential Turkish West Coast
Ancient Turkey
Priene, Miletus and Didyma
The Ottomans
Ephesus the New Guide
Travelers Tales Turkey
What Went Wrong, the Clash between Islam and Modernity
Islam, a Short History
Turkish phrasebook by Lonely Planet
World Food Turkey
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Jul 18th, 2010, 08:31 AM
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laurie_ann, how very generous and thoughtful of you.

I admire your idea and wish that others would do it also.

i hope the books find a good home, as you so nicely put it.

otherchelebi is online now  
Jul 18th, 2010, 08:52 AM
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One thing I did before going was to buy a couple of history books. I wanted a bit more depth than a guidebook. For example, it helped me understand why there is a big mausoleum for Ataturk.

Thanks for the list.
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Jul 18th, 2010, 09:38 AM
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You know, this is a great idea. I'm sure we all have a fair number of travel books we used on our first trips and never look at again. I'll have to go through my shelves and see what I have.

Good for you Laurie Ann

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Jul 18th, 2010, 10:20 AM
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This is a great idea. I usually donate my old books to a local library book sale which generates revenue for the library and helps to buy other books, DVDs, CDs, etc. Either way, it's nice to know your books are going to someone who will value them.

I'd like to know why laurie_ann's ID is no longer valid. She posted this morning and within a couple of hours her ID has been pulled.
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Jul 19th, 2010, 03:50 AM
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My ID was pulled because I was posting a series of messages about my book "offers". I was giving them away for Turkey and a few other places. I had done it a few years ago and it was fun to correspond with the takers and I felt good about my books.

I was caught in the spam filter at fodors as it looked like advertising. I have been a fodorite for a long time. (Even quoted in three Fodors print guides.) I was heartbroken! Where was I going to get my fix for my travel addiction? But when I emailed fodors my account was quickly restored. So I am back.

Turkey books were quickly taken.
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Jul 19th, 2010, 07:33 AM
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Thank you for your generousity and kindness, laurie-ann. Oh, my... so sorry for the troubles with your account.
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Jul 19th, 2010, 04:08 PM
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laurie_ann, you can donate your books to the local library.
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Jul 21st, 2010, 06:55 AM
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Excellent on Laurie Ann, thank you for doing this.....
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