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SW London - book swap and meet up?

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BecauseImWorthIt Sun 22-Jun-08 17:32:17

Don't know if anyone would be interested in this.

I have a load of books that I need to get rid of (mainly low brow fiction!). Normally I take them to the charity shop.

It occured to me that there might be lots of other MNetters who do the same. Why don't we meet up and do a big swap? Any books left over could go to the charity shop as usual.

Would anyone be interested?

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 22-Jun-08 20:46:15

<gentle nudge into active convos>

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 24-Jun-08 19:26:55


BecauseImWorthIt Tue 24-Jun-08 21:43:55

There could be wine?

<tempts them>

BecauseImWorthIt Wed 25-Jun-08 12:07:55

OK, I'll throw in some Kettle Chips as well.

jura Wed 25-Jun-08 14:49:06

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BecauseImWorthIt Wed 25-Jun-08 16:48:10

Oh good! (I knew the Kettle Chips would smoke someone out)

I had in mind a picnic type of affair for a change - somewhere we could spread out and lay out all the books on offer?

Perhaps Richmond Park or Wimbledon Common?

What do you think/fancy?

In terms of dates, we're off on hols on 26 July for 3 weeks, so it would either have to be before that (could be tricky as not much time) or sometime after 17 August when we're back.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 26-Jun-08 17:40:42

So it will be just thee and me then, Jura.

Shall we skip the books and just sit on a park bench with the Special Brew?

CristinaTheAstonishing Thu 26-Jun-08 17:42:47

I could join you. I have lots of Czech high brow in exchange for chik lit low brow.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 26-Jun-08 18:42:03

Oh yes please! grin

(Not sure about the high brow stuff mind you. Only because I can't read Czech, obviously)

Anyone else?

CristinaTheAstonishing Thu 26-Jun-08 19:43:10

We're first meeting on the 11th July, though, aren't we? In Teddington. That's still on?

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 26-Jun-08 20:29:59

Oh yes, definitely!

This was just something else I thought of, as I was looking through the books that I need to get rid of. Thought that a social way of doing it would be more pleasant than the usual lugging them to the charity shop.

jura Fri 27-Jun-08 08:44:44

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BecauseImWorthIt Fri 27-Jun-08 08:59:47

Think it will have to be after 17 August then, as I can't do much before 18 July.

What about you, Cristina?

halogen Fri 27-Jun-08 09:08:04

Hi, I'd be interested, although we are on holiday from 14th - 29th of July. I have bags and bags of crime fiction and chick lit that's crying out for a good home. The stuff I'm getting rid of is definitely on the low-brow side! I'm in Richmond, by the way.

CristinaTheAstonishing Fri 27-Jun-08 09:08:30

How about Friday 22nd? Any time or place fine for me.

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 27-Jun-08 10:52:19

Friday 22 good for me too.

I presume that an evening meet up would suit most, given work commitments?

Is an outdoor thing a good idea or should we find somewhere with enough space indoors?

I'm worried about the practicalities of us all lugging around loads of books!

jura Fri 27-Jun-08 12:12:59

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BecauseImWorthIt Fri 27-Jun-08 12:41:24

sounds good to me!

CristinaTheAstonishing Fri 27-Jun-08 19:21:48

How wonderful! So it started as a book swap and changed into a regular evening drinks get-together. Right up my street! Shall we bring DHs & families along too?

BecauseImWorthIt Fri 27-Jun-08 22:51:54

Oh no! Just us MNetters!

CristinaTheAstonishing Sat 28-Jun-08 19:48:38

OK, fine with that! No need to share with them

BecauseImWorthIt Sun 29-Jun-08 08:49:10

So - anyone else want to join us?

halogen Mon 30-Jun-08 20:31:26

I won't be able to make this, but hope you all have a fab time. I'd definitely be interested in book-swaps in future if any happen when/where I can get to them!

BecauseImWorthIt Tue 01-Jul-08 23:44:48

That's a shame, lucicle - would another date suit you better?

What about all you other SW London MNetters?

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