Wallw01 introduced me to it. I checked into it and liked it. You put out what book you want and it goes right to the person who says they are willing to let it go. They list what they want to sell and you list what you want and vice versa. There is no middle man. It is for people who have books to let go of to people who want them. And, they have rules on the conditions the books have to be in. I like that
I only caught a touch of the message between you and Sylviag. Have you ever heard of PaperbackSwap.com? There might be some Canadians in it. I don't know, but maybe. It's a book exchange between people. You only pay postage
I assume ur trying on-line? Lots of indy book sellers around that might have the ones u are missing. I always wished I had a separate library room. We don't have a very large house. If I lived by myself, all rooms would be library rooms.
I think I have read all of Nagaio Marsh's books. One of the very best mystery writers. I used to have the paper backs but a few years ago I really had to cut down the book clutter so donated them all to the assisted living place's little library (along with all my Christie and Rex Stout paperbacks) where they will be enjoyed for years.
Tucker did one a earlier today, dunno if you've seen it: http://cheezburger.com/7490272000 Thanks to Jeff, I go him one better; I've never watched the series and never intend to, although I have previously heard it arranged for two harps (psst, Jeff: worth watching solely for the "harp twins":playing): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyeKTMBFeyE I've added his metal version to my "watch later" list, can't watch it now.
My hubby at last count quite some years ago, said the count was in the 1,000s. I've donated many to our local library and once took several boxes to a Veteran's hospital, but they still keep multiplying.
That's the way I am with Agatha Christie, though there were one or two of hers I didn't like. I might even have a couple of Marsh books in one of the boxes in my garage. One of my "treasures" (that has disappeared, was a first paperback printing of an Ian Fleming 007 book. I found it in a small town bookstore for about 10 cents. I also have a signed hardback of an Anne Perry novel that she signed for me. (And I have a letter from her early years in response to a letter I wrote her, as well as one from Lillian Jackson Braun). I think that the letters wound up in the same place as my 007 book :(