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Ordered some books from Better World Books.

I haven’t heard about this website or company until someone mentioned they had a bargain bin books sale, 5 for $15! They may be used books but what do I care? A book is a book as long as the pages are all there and there are no mysterious stains covering the texts. Currently I shop for books at Borders, and possibly B&N. When I heard about Better World Books, I was pretty interested in purchasing from them on a regular basis, especially for their cause. Then, I received this email to confirm my order has been shipped. Now I will always always use BWBooks for all my online purchases on books, assuming they have my selection 🙂 This is the email I got from them:

Hello Andy,
(Your book(s) asked to write you a personal note – it seemed unusual, but who are we to say no?)
Holy canasta! It’s me… it’s me! I can’t believe it is actually me! You could have picked any of over 2 million books but you picked me! I’ve got to get packed! How is the weather where you live? Will I need a dust jacket? I can’t believe I’m leaving Mishawaka, Indiana already – the friendly people, the Hummer plant, the Linebacker Lounge – so many memories. I don’t have much time to say goodbye to everyone, but it’s time to see the world!
I can’t wait to meet you! You sound like such a well read person. Although, I have to say, it sure has taken you a while! I don’t mean to sound ungrateful, but how would you like to spend five months sandwiched between Jane Eyre (drama queen) and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (pyromaniac)? At least Jane was an upgrade from that stupid book on brewing beer. How many times did the ol’ brewmaster have one too many and topple off our shelf at 2am?
I know the trip to meet you will be long and fraught with peril, but after the close calls I’ve had, I’m ready for anything (besides, some of my best friends are suspense novels). Just five months ago, I thought I was a goner. My owner was moving and couldn’t take me with her. I was sure I was landfill bait until I ended up in a Better World Books book drive bin. Thanks to your socially conscious book shopping, I’ve found a new home. Even better, your book buying dollars are helping kids read from Brazil to Botswana.
But hey, enough about me, I’ve been asked to brief you on a few things:
We sent your order to the following address:
Andy Ho
Order #: xxxxxx
We provide quick shipping service to all our customers. You chose USPS Standard Mail shipping, your book should arrive within 4 – 14 business days. The Postal Service may occasionally take slightly longer to deliver your book.
At this time, we are not able to offer tracking on our USPS Standard Mail shipments.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email my friends in Customer Care at If you could please include your order number (xxxxxx) that would be very helpful.
Eagerly awaiting our meeting,

The Partner
The Firm
Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel
A Civil Action (Vintage Books)
Empire Falls

How creative! I look forward to providing the five books a new home!