Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Truth in Advertising

We get all kinds of donations.  Some of them are damaged.  Most damaged books end up in the garbage because we don't have the ability to repair or restore.  However, sometimes a book is so valuable, we offer it anyway.  Unlike some merchants on sites like Amazon or Ebay, we believe in the principle of truth in advertising.  It builds credibility for us, and to be honest, it is the right thing to do. In that vein, today's featured book has some problems, yet for the right person, it will be a treasured find.

Girlhood Embroidery,  American Samplers and Pictorial Needlework, 1650-1850, is available for $52 at our Amazon1 storefront.  Note the description: Volume I only, no slipcase. Book is clean and tight but there is damage to the back cover as if a liquid was spilled nearby. The top of the appendix pages have been stuck together at some point, related to the damage to the back cover.  The rest of the interior looks new.  Dust Jacket is very good, with only slight shelf wear.

If you're a current Friends of Reston Regional Library member, you can e-mail us to purchase the book and save shipping.  If you're not a member, but you'd like to be, we'd love for you to join us! Check the sidebar for the membership brochure.


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