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“IT’S ELEMENTARY M Y DEA R WAT S O N” s h e r l o c k

OUR MISSION STATEMENT TO YOU. The Penguin Book Exchange is a scheme that has been set up to increase the spread of publications. Here at Penguin, we’ve been thinking and instead of books sitting of the shelves, why not swap and trade them? It’s simple really, all you need to do is set up an account with us and then you will be able to upload a list of the titles that you are willing to trade. Then when you have found a book which you would like to swap, all you need to do is post it through our freepost service to send it away. With everything going digital these days, we also offer you the

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service of trading e-books. This happens in a similar way apart from mailing the books you simply download them. Alot has changed since we began1935, but one stationary fact is that whether it is snuggling down with a celebrity autobiography, escaping to a distant world with fantasy fiction, reliving memories with a childhood classic or sitting on the edge of your seat with a serial killer thriller, we all still love to read. There is a world of people out there just like yourself. Do not let your books go to waste. How ever you read, read it with Penguin.

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HOW WE MAKE THINGS MANAGEABLE. To make things a lot simpler and easier for you, we decided to put all of the books into different categories. It made a lot of sense really, why should you have to bother trawling through countless pages of book titles which don’t interest you, why not jump to the genre of book which you want. If you want to read a book on French Cuisine you don’t want to be looking at books on Space Travel to Mars. However, because we have a lot of books, we also have a lot of categories; here are just a few.

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Whether you are swapping a trip to Narnia for an evening at Hogwarts or trading a print of 50 Shades of Grey for an original Da Vinci Code.You can do it all with the Book Exchange.

If you want a copy of ‘Windows 95 for Dummies’ or a User guide for the latest MacBook Pro, or even the latest edition of ‘How It Works’, it’s all possible with us.

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From the Adventures of Holmes and Watson, to the delightful story of Oliver Twist; from the travels which Gulliver made to the heartwarming tales from Shakespear. It is all here.

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If you’ve alway wondered how to cook the perfect steak or how to mix the martini with the vodka then you can be sure to find out the answer from your good friends at Penguin.

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From the Hound of the Baskervilles to The Bone Collector. If it’s the nitty-gritty, killer thrillers which take your fancy then we have a whole case file for you to peruse.

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Whether it’s the raucous life of Keith Richards or how Alan Sugar grew his empire, you can be sure to find out about your favourite personalities here.

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If it’s a political memoir which you’re after or a historical paper on the rise and fall of the Right-Wing Parties then you can be sure to enlighten your political mind with us.

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If’s it the Encyclopedia Britannica that you desire or you just a little something to help you with that essay then we have a back log of books just for you to get your hands on.

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When the humdrum Groundhog days are just too much for you and you want to escape to a place where you can fight Orcs on the Marshland and battle over Thrones or move into the depths of a possessed house with axes in the bathroom door, be sure that you can escape with us.

It could be the sheet music to Nessun Dorma or the book that will help you master the xylophone or just the programme to your favourite ever broadway musical, we have the whole cast here.

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It could be that alien invasion that grabs your attention or a laser fight around Jupiter in the year 2314, or you could be the captain of the best starship in the galaxy or battling the evil forces of the Dark Empire, we don’t mind where your head is, as long as it is in a book.

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Whether it’s the victorious days of 1966 or just that book that finally tell you where to stand in cricket, or you are just really trying to find out why people find Golf so interesting, you can find it and many other substitutes in our collection.

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“SO PLEASE, OH PLEASE, WE BEG, WE PRAY, GO THROW YOUR TV SET AWAY; AND IN IT’ S PLACE YOU CAN INSTALL, A LOVELY BOOKCASE UPON THE WALL” -roald

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Roald Dahl was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter and fighter pilot. He rose to prominence in the 1940s, with works for both children and adults, and became one of the world’s best-selling authors. He has written 36 books, 11 movies and one play. In the UK his books have sold over 37 million editions and gross another 1 million every single year.

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“WRITING IS EASY. You only need to stare at a piece of blank paper until

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Douglas Adams was an English writer, humorist and dramatist. He is best known for ‘The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy’ which started as a BBC Radio comedy in 1978 and grew to be developed into 5 books that have globally sold over 15 million copies. It was also developed into a TV series, several stage plays, comic books, computer games & in 2005 a feature film.

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It’s as simple as 1,2,3. Well do you really think that we were going to make it hard for you? All you need to do is follow these 3 easy steps and you’ll be on your way to book exchanging for the rest of your days.

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Fed up of having unwanted books sitting on your book shelf, doing nothing but taking up space and collecting dust?

SIGNING UP

The Penguin Book Exchange is a scheme that has been set up to increase the spread of publications. Here at Penguin, we’ve been thinking and instead of books sitting of the shelves, why not swap and trade them? It’s simple really, all you need to do is set up an account with us and then you will be able to upload a list of the titles that you are willing to trade. Then when you have found a book which you would like a swap, all you need to do is post it through our freepost service to send it away.

To become a member of The Penguin Book Exchange all you need to do is log onto our website and sign up. It’s completely secure and private. The only thing that you will receive off us after you sign up is competition announcements and newsletters, just to let you know how we are getting on and how you can win with us. There is no subscription fee or hidden charges for you to worry about, we are a free service and always will be. We do this for our complete passion, compulsion, addiction, obsession, fixation, fondness, penchant & predilection we have for books and we want to share that with you and as many others as we possibly can.

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Once you have signed up, you can create a booklist. Your booklist is your own, yes there are many others like it, but yours is your own. You can put whatever you like on there, whether it be your first ever Roald Dahl or that copy of War & Peace that you just never got round to reading, we don’t mind. However one little reminder is that we operate on a ‘Book4Book’ Method on which each swap must be a fair trade with each party agreeing on what books are being traded.You will be delighted to hear though that we do have an awards scheme set up where you can acheive accolades. Some of these are: Sherlock: The most Crime Fiction books swapped. Baggins: The most Fantasy books swapped. Vader: The most Sci-Fi books swapped. Dahl: The most Children’s books swapped.

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Fed up of having unwanted books sitting on your book shelf, doing nothing but taking up space and collecting dust?

TRADING & EXCHANGING

The Penguin Book Exchange is a scheme that has been set up to increase the spread of publications. Here at Penguin, we’ve been thinking and instead of books sitting of the shelves, why not swap and trade them? It’s simple really, all you need to do is set up an account with us and then you will be able to upload a list of the titles that you are willing to trade. Then when you have found a book which you would like a swap, all you need to do is post it through our freepost service to send it away.

When you have decided on your exchange, there are a couple of ways to go about swapping the books. The most common and most popular choice is the ‘Free Penguin Post’. This works by you downloading and printing off the FreePost Slip from your home computer; then all you need to do is drop it off at your local Post Office. If you are sending more than one book to the same person we have set up the freepost service called ‘Parcel-a-Penguin’. This works in exactly the same way, it’s just for bigger swaps. As we are now in the business of trading e-books, the swap is done purely online, and on your e-reader. However due to e-book legislation, there is a 5% royalties commision that will be paid to the publisher and author.

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“The Penguin Book Exchange is the best thing to come to books since Sir Allen Lane developed the paperback” glen moreno, chairman, pearson plc

“In 77 years of Penguin, this has to be the most revolutionary idea yet.” dame marjorie morris sc ardino, ceo. pearson plc

“The best swap I made was the 50 shades trilogy for the lord of the rings books. My wife didn’t agree” s a m g at e s , a g e 34 , g r i m s b y

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