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Recycle Bookstore, used books all around!

With the World Book Day coming the day after tomorrow, there’s something that has to be said: Cultivating oneself is often expensive. Once you start stacking books in your arms, prices can add up very quickly without you noticing it until the very end!

Even if choosing the pocket format can help, accessing the book market at full price sadly isn’t for everyone: This is where the used books market comes in!

Recycle Bookstore is one of many actors of this market today, but started proposing used books over 40 years ago (1962)! Its concept is to sell thousands of books at low prices, from many different universes and about a lot of topics: Art, Science-Fiction, History, Science, classic literature, gardening…

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Campbell’s kid section (above) and San Jose’s Art, History and Photography section (below)

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The books proposed are donated or traded, so there’s always new ones to chose from.

Two bookstores are open, one in San Jose and one in Campbell (both in California), and both are pretty well-rated on Yelp! Of course they propose different books on certain topics, but that’s one of the things that make those shops special!

So… What are the other things, will you ask?

Well, they also propose some DVDs and CDs, rare, signed or limited-edition books, a friendly staff and… Cats.

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Those cuties aren’t for sale, but you can enjoy their company while you wander around and browse the shelves looking for your next literature treasure!

So if you happen to drop by San Jose or Campbell, and if you’re not allergic to cat fur, don’t forget to check out those awesome book stores!

Update: Keep your blooks longer!

A more flexible archiving system!

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Your feedback is always valuable to us and thanks to it, we understood that for our users, creating a blook project is a long-term project. The creation of a book is quick in itself, but the most important is its personalization: You want your blook to be unique, and we can only agree with that!

This personal touch, you want to be able to bring it at your own pace, without feeling rushed.

Thus, in order to avoid the loss of books carefully layouted by our users, our archiving system has been revised!

Non-Ordered Blooks

  • Will be deleted only the blooks that reached the 3 months (90 days) limit without being edited
  • Any modification (new cover, change of title, modified article, etc) will restart the 3 months period from the date of the modification
  • The date of last modification is displayed in the blook’s informations, alongside the creation date.

Ordered Blooks

  • Blooks ordered at least once are always kept for 3 years and are definitively deleted after this period if they have not been ordered again
  • Any new order of a blook will restart the 3 years period from the date of the last order
  • The date of the last order is displayed in the blook’s informations, alongside the creation date

dates-update-orderClick on the image to see what’s new in your account!

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We will continue to send an automatic mail 7 days before the suppression of the blooks in order to warn you of the remaining time and ask you to modify your book if you wish to keep it longer!

So if you have a blook project waiting on BlookUp, the time to save it is now!

The book of your Facebook: Choose your Contents!

A few months ago, we asked you to share your thoughts about our new product, the book of Facebook, and your opinion really mattered to us!

Our inquiry pointed out that for our users, one of the main key points to a well-done Facebook book was to be able to select the types of content that truly reflected their social adventure: Today with BlookUp, you are the only one to decide what you want to keep from your profile, administrated page or favorite Fan page!

Are you a photography master? Choose to keep only your albums! Do you usually write long, motivating tirades? Choose to transform your publications into a book worthy of the name!

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How do I choose the contents I want?

Create a new blook or edit a Facebook book that you already began a few days / weeks / months ago, then go to the 2nd step of the customization process!

Here you’ll find again the usual layout choices (2 or 3 columns), as well as the possibility to reduce your publication interval in order to better target your contents (within the interval that you already chose during Step 1) and the possibility to choose them properly!

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You can select one or more type·s of content, and decide whether to keep the index or not!

If you chose the option “Import Comment” in step 1 but are having second thoughts and rather remove them, you just have to set the “maximum comments” on 0.

Warning ! The maximum comments you can get depend on the popularity of the page or profile you are trying to import, and can therefore vary from blook to blook!

So, are you ready to personalize the book of your favorite social network with BlookUp?

Chose your best contents!

And turn your Facebook experience into a beautiful paper book with 15% off thanks to the MARCHBLOOK coupon code, valid until 14/03/2017!