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Strong backs in Atlanta area needed: Free Books for the carting

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To All You Book-loving Atlanta Locals:

I just got a note from Sean Wallace, Publisher/Editor with Prime Books/Wildside Press. It seems that SF/F publisher Meisha Merlin, which declared it was shutting down in November, has a rather large amount of stock (tens of thousands of books) in its Stone Mountain warehouse (1440 Kelton Drive, Stone Mountain) that needs to be rescued or it will all be destroyed/recycled.

Sean is renting a truck which can fit fifteen pallets, single-stacked, or thirty double-stacked, but there's no forklift available, only a pallet jack. So he has to fill the truck by hand. He'll be in town Tuesday and Wednesday (4/22 and 4/23) to load up, and he's asked me to spread the word that he's desperate for volunteers to help him. Anyone who volunteers can cart off any books they want that don't fit into the truck.

If you can help out or know of folks who might be able to, email Sean at: seanwallace@comcast.net
I'm feeling:
anxious anxious
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On April 21st, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC), zarq commented:
Would it be ok with you if I spread the word on my LJ as well?

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On April 21st, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Yep! Please do!
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On April 21st, 2008 03:19 pm (UTC), zarq replied:
Thank you. Much appreciated. :)
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On April 21st, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thank you!
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On April 21st, 2008 08:00 pm (UTC), howie_lovecraft commented:
Strong backs in Atlanta area needed: Free Books for the carting...
Good afternoon --

I'd be very pleased to help out, if I can. If anyone hears about what time to show up in Stone Mountain, the information would be much appreciated.

Cheers!

Richard (eric_gen125@yahoo.com)

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On April 21st, 2008 09:53 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Strong backs in Atlanta area needed: Free Books for the carting...
Thanks for your willingness to help out! Have you emailed Sean, yet? He's the go-to person for coordinating when the book loading will be happening as he'll be the guy with the truck...
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On April 21st, 2008 11:39 pm (UTC), howie_lovecraft replied:
Re: Strong backs in Atlanta area needed: Free Books for the carting...
Good evening -- I e-mailed Sean, and then called his firm in MD to get whatever additional information I could. I've got a phone number [but haven't received any response to the two messages I left]... and I looked up the address of the book publisher that's going out of business, but I've also found out that the books are NOT stored at the company's office address, but at a warehouse... so I still need to know a place and time to show up to be helpful.:-) I'd be glad to hear about any updates. Cheers!
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On April 22nd, 2008 12:59 am (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Strong backs in Atlanta area needed: Free Books for the carting...
The address I've got for where the books are warehoused is 1440 Kelton Drive, Stone Mountain, GA. The last note I got from Sean said he needs folks at 10am to 2pm on Wednesday (4/23).
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On April 24th, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC), howie_lovecraft replied:
Re: Strong backs in Atlanta area were definitely needed.
Hi yet again --

Don't have any other way to reach most of the folks whom I worked with yesterday. Great meeting everyone, and while we couldn't save all the books, we saved a lot, and there will definitely be some appreciative people in my neck of the woods.:-D Cheers!

Richard (the Librarian)
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On April 22nd, 2008 01:34 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
Plight forwarded
Milady Eugie:
I've forwarded word of your plight to some people who may be inspired to help, or at least to pass the word to someone else who may be able to.
"SAVE THE BOOKS!" -- Great for teeshirts and bumper stickers . . .
-- Roy
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