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Secondhand Baby Books

Postby Morris » 19 Feb 2012, 18:06

I have a 4 month old baby and would like to start reading to him. Does anyone know any places to get secondhand baby/kids books?
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Re: Secondhand Baby Books

Postby CTaitung » 19 Feb 2012, 19:10

Morris wrote:I have a 4 month old baby and would like to start reading to him. Does anyone know any places to get secondhand baby/kids books?


Perhaps not many people know, but the nice big Taipei Public Library on Jianguo South Road (1 major light north of Heping East Road, on the east side of Da'an Forest Park along the Jianguo elevated expressway) has an excellent and large inventory of english children's books to loan out or just to read while there (go to basement floor). Also, you can ask them for help on DVDs, as the Taipei Library system has both Mickey Mouse DVDs and Word World DVDs for rent (with multi-languages, including english and chinese, if you want your child to listen to both). Can even get them sent to your nearest local library for easier pickup.
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Re: Secondhand Baby Books

Postby touduke » 21 Feb 2012, 22:11

you find lots of baby / toddler books in second hand book stores.
I used to take two hours a week to check for books and we have loads of them, both in Chinese and in English.
Only little problem was to get my wife used to the idea that we deal with books someone else has used before.
My strategy: spray and a good day of sunshine.
You can even find lots of Chau Hu magazines (u know that famous little tiger DVDs).
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Re: Secondhand Baby Books

Postby braxtonhicks » 21 Feb 2012, 23:55

CTaitung wrote:Perhaps not many people know, but the nice big Taipei Public Library on Jianguo South Road (1 major light north of Heping East Road, on the east side of Da'an Forest Park along the Jianguo elevated expressway) has an excellent and large inventory of english children's books to loan out or just to read while there (go to basement floor).


Is it still in B2 and called "Small World"?

Morris, keep an eye out for announcements about events at the Taipei American School, Taipei European School, and Bethany School over the next few months. TES and TAS have large events where they sometimes have second hand books, clothes, toys and household goods for sale. I think Bethany usually has their flea market in May and although it's a much smaller event, you'll find unbeatable deals on books. Last year I came home with at least 30 or 40 books for myself and for my kids, no more than NT50 apiece, and most at NT20.
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