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Unused, unloved vegan cookbooks? Let's swap!

I have several vegan cookbooks that, for whatever reason, I just don't use very often. They are looking for a new home. I was thinking it might be fun to post cookbooks we're looking to trade for something different. Here's my idea:

1) List the cookbooks you want to trade
2) Rate its condition (let's keep it simple):
   *1 = like new or new condition - no marks/stains/wear - you bought it/received it but never really used it - really, this condition should be rarely used - literally, the book is almost immaculate!
   *2 = very good or good condition - shows a little wear/marks but still in good shape; maybe a few recipe notes here or there
   *3 = good condition - has many marks/a few stains/tears but binding is still intact and all pages are there

3) Link the title to Amazon.com so people can know exactly which book you are trading
4) Trades are 1-for-1 - nobody owes any shipping/handling/box costs/whatever - ship your book at the book rate (which is fairly cheap)
5) When your book is traded/no longer available, please modify your post to remove the book

What do you guys think about this? Maybe we could start after the holidays...

Here are the cookbooks I'm looking to trade:

1) The Urban Vegan by Dynise Balcavage - *1
http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Vegan-Sumptuous-Recipes-Favorites/dp/0762752815/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1292949940&sr=8-1

2) Alternative Vegan by Dino Sarma - *2
http://www.amazon.com/Alternative-Vegan-International-Straight-Produce/dp/0977080420/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1292949992&sr=1-1

3) Vegan Express by Nava Atlas - *2
http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Express-Nava-Atlas/dp/076792617X/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1292950090&sr=1-1

4) Ani's Raw Food Essentials - *1
http://www.amazon.com/Anis-Raw-Food-Essentials-Techniques/dp/B004E3XCYA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293578735&sr=8-1

I am interested in receiving (just as examples, I'm always up for negotiation):
The Caribbean Vegan by Taymer Mason
Viva Vegan by Terry Hope Romero
The Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen by Donna Klein
anything by Kristen Suzanne
Radiant Health, Inner Wealth by Quintess

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Great idea! You forgot to mention that you and I did our own personal cookbook trade, and it worked out well!
I don't know how many people have extra vegan cookbooks laying around, but still great for people who do! I'll think about if I have any to trade.

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Great idea! You forgot to mention that you and I did our own personal cookbook trade, and it worked out well!
I don't know how many people have extra vegan cookbooks laying around, but still great for people who do! I'll think about if I have any to trade.

Very true, AC! I didn't want to mention it in case you thought this was a hare-brained idea LOL But yeah, I totally loved how that worked out between us and that is what inspired this!

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Great idea! You forgot to mention that you and I did our own personal cookbook trade, and it worked out well!
I don't know how many people have extra vegan cookbooks laying around, but still great for people who do! I'll think about if I have any to trade.

Very true, AC! I didn't want to mention it in case you thought this was a hare-brained idea LOL But yeah, I totally loved how that worked out between us and that is what inspired this!

;D  ;)b

No, I think it's a great idea. What do you think about people also posting cookbooks they are interested in receiving (through a trade)? As in,

I have:

1) __________________ *1
www.amazon.

and I'm particularly interested in receiving ________________book. Or something?

I have several l/o vegetarian books I'd be willing to trade, if anyone is interested let me know.
I'm semi ready to part with Vegan Planet, but only for something that I wantwant. ;)

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Another great idea, AC! I will modify my second post to state what I am interested in.

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This is a great idea. I have quite a few cookbooks that I've left sitting around for a while that I'd like to trade:

Vegan Soul Kitchen by Bryant Terry *2 - http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Soul-Kitchen-Creative-African-American/dp/0738212288/

The Single Vegan by Leah Leneman *2 (has a little tear on cover) - http://www.amazon.com/Single-Vegan-Simple-Convenient-Appetizing/dp/0722514549/

Vegan with a Vengeance by Isa Chandra Moskowitz *2 - http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Vengeance-Delicious-Animal-Free-Recipes/dp/1569243581/

Vegan Soups and Hearty Stews for All Seasons by Nava Atlas *1 - http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Soups-Hearty-Stews-Seasons/dp/076793072X/

Fresh from the Vegetarian Slow Cooker by Robin Roberston *1 - http://www.amazon.com/Fresh-Vegetarian-Slow-Cooker-Recipes/dp/1558322566/

I'm interested in receiving Alternative Vegan by Dino Sarma (lebkuchen- would you like to trade with any of my books?) and anything by Donna Klein other than Mediterranean Vegan Kitchen because I already have that one and love it.

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Hi nightbloomers - thanks for joining the party! :) I either already have, or do not want, the titles you listed...but I love that you are participating. And you gave me another idea - swaps could even be amongst three people. For example:

A wants a book from B
B wants a book from C
C wants a book from A

The swaps are made and A B and C all end up with a new cookbook, even if they are not 2-person trades. So even if you and I don't directly swap, perhaps a 3-person swap will work!

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I don't see any books listed that are applicable to me, but I now have an extra copy of:

1,000 Vegan Recipes by Robin Robertson *1 (brand new!): http://www.amazon.com/000-Vegan-Recipes-Robin-Robertson/dp/0470085029/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293401164&sr=1-1

I love it, but got an extra one for Christmas. It's a hefty, versatile book with lots of great recipes!

The only book I currently think I want is ExtraVeganZa.

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Lebkuchen,

I was sent a copy of The Caribbean Vegan *1, which I have no use for.  I would love to trade you for The Urban Vegan.  PM me if you want to swap.

Storm

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Lebkuchen,

I was sent a copy of The Caribbean Vegan *1, which I have no use for.  I would love to trade you for The Urban Vegan.  PM me if you want to swap.

Storm

Yes!!! I just sent you a PM! Thanks!!

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Oooh, the first swap! Yay!!

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1) Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers *1
http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Vegan-Authentic-Fabulous-Recipes/dp/0738212733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406378&sr=8-1

2) The Real Food Daily Cookbook *1
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Daily-Cookbook-Vegetarian/dp/1580086187/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293406510&sr=1-1

3) The Candle Cafe Cookbook *1
http://www.amazon.com/Candle-Cafe-Cookbook-Enlightened-Restaurant/dp/0609809814/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406541&sr=1-1

4) Vegan Lunch Box Around the World *1
http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Lunch-Around-World-International/dp/0738213578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406586&sr=1-1

5) I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude *1
http://www.amazon.com/Am-Grateful-Recipes-Lifestyle-Gratitude/dp/1556436475/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406651&sr=1-1-spell

6) The Urban Vegan *1
http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Vegan-Sumptuous-Recipes-Favorites/dp/0762752815/ref=pd_sim_b_5

I'm interested in receiving:
-Appetite for Reduction
-Color Me Vegan
-Raw Food for Everyone

:)

Hi vegan lolita - I don't have Raw Food for Everyone, but I do have Rawsome! by Brigitte Mars:
http://www.amazon.com/Rawsome-Maximizing-Health-Culinary-Delight/dp/1591200601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293494622&sr=8-1

This is a *1, in almost new condition - no stains, tears, marks, etc. Please PM if you would be interested in trading for Viva Vegan.

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1) Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers *1
http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Vegan-Authentic-Fabulous-Recipes/dp/0738212733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406378&sr=8-1

2) The Real Food Daily Cookbook *1
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Daily-Cookbook-Vegetarian/dp/1580086187/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293406510&sr=1-1

3) The Candle Cafe Cookbook *1
http://www.amazon.com/Candle-Cafe-Cookbook-Enlightened-Restaurant/dp/0609809814/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406541&sr=1-1

4) Vegan Lunch Box Around the World *1
http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Lunch-Around-World-International/dp/0738213578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406586&sr=1-1

5) I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude *1
http://www.amazon.com/Am-Grateful-Recipes-Lifestyle-Gratitude/dp/1556436475/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406651&sr=1-1-spell

6) The Urban Vegan *1
http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Vegan-Sumptuous-Recipes-Favorites/dp/0762752815/ref=pd_sim_b_5

I'm interested in receiving:
-Appetite for Reduction
-Color Me Vegan
-Raw Food for Everyone

:)

Hi vegan lolita - I don't have Raw Food for Everyone, but I do have Rawsome! by Brigitte Mars:
http://www.amazon.com/Rawsome-Maximizing-Health-Culinary-Delight/dp/1591200601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293494622&sr=8-1

This is a *1, in almost new condition - no stains, tears, marks, etc. Please PM if you would be interested in trading for Viva Vegan.

Lebkuchen-
I would love to swap my Viva Vegan for your Rawsome!

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I have a brand new copy of Vegan with a Vengeance.  It's a 1 when it comes to the condition.  I'm interested in swapping for The Joy of Vegan Baking or The Vegan Table.

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1) Viva Vegan!: 200 Authentic and Fabulous Recipes for Latin Food Lovers *1
http://www.amazon.com/Viva-Vegan-Authentic-Fabulous-Recipes/dp/0738212733/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406378&sr=8-1

2) The Real Food Daily Cookbook *1
http://www.amazon.com/Real-Food-Daily-Cookbook-Vegetarian/dp/1580086187/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1293406510&sr=1-1

3) The Candle Cafe Cookbook *1
http://www.amazon.com/Candle-Cafe-Cookbook-Enlightened-Restaurant/dp/0609809814/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406541&sr=1-1

4) Vegan Lunch Box Around the World *1
http://www.amazon.com/Vegan-Lunch-Around-World-International/dp/0738213578/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406586&sr=1-1

5) I Am Grateful: Recipes and Lifestyle of Cafe Gratitude *1
http://www.amazon.com/Am-Grateful-Recipes-Lifestyle-Gratitude/dp/1556436475/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293406651&sr=1-1-spell

6) The Urban Vegan *1
http://www.amazon.com/Urban-Vegan-Sumptuous-Recipes-Favorites/dp/0762752815/ref=pd_sim_b_5

I'm interested in receiving:
-Appetite for Reduction
-Color Me Vegan
-Raw Food for Everyone

:)

Hi vegan lolita - I don't have Raw Food for Everyone, but I do have Rawsome! by Brigitte Mars:
http://www.amazon.com/Rawsome-Maximizing-Health-Culinary-Delight/dp/1591200601/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1293494622&sr=8-1

This is a *1, in almost new condition - no stains, tears, marks, etc. Please PM if you would be interested in trading for Viva Vegan.

Lebkuchen-
I would love to swap my Viva Vegan for your Rawsome!

Hi vegan lolita -
Awesome - I just PM'd you!!

Oh and Storm - I mailed The Urban Vegan to you today!!

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Oh and Storm - I mailed The Urban Vegan to you today!!

Awesome, and I mailed The Caribbean Vegan to you on Wednesday as well!  I may have gone overboard with the bubble wrap and tape, but as a former postal employee I tend toward over concern.  I've seen some pretty mangled stuff.

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Oh and Storm - I mailed The Urban Vegan to you today!!

Awesome, and I mailed The Caribbean Vegan to you on Wednesday as well!  I may have gone overboard with the bubble wrap and tape, but as a former postal employee I tend toward over concern.  I've seen some pretty mangled stuff.

;)b Yay! Can't wait to get it...nothing like a new cookbook to read!

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Hi Storm - I received The Caribbean Vegan today!! Thanks for packing it so well, it came to me in perfect condition! I hope you get your book soon, too!

1st swap = SUCCESS!!  ;)b

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