Donít pack books for your vacation. Find local used book stores and sales wherever you go in the US There are many uses for Google Maps, and there's a handy one for book collectors and folks wanting to start a book selling business. It displays all the second hand used book store locations across th
News-Antique.com - Jun 22,2009 - Library Friends groups and other charitable organizations have been running the popular events for more than 50 years. Until a decade ago, announcements were limited to notices posted in local newspapers. Now, thanks to the Internet and BookSaleFinder.com, book lovers can quickly find book sales in all areas. With Google Maps, it's easy to see which sales are nearby - or near a vacation destination.
The free service provides visitors with dates, times and other relevant details about upcoming book sales across the US and Canada. With the use of Google Maps, BookSaleFinder.com provides an even better experience for the user. "The viewer can quickly see where book sales are held," said Oram. "It'll be easier to plan a day of book hunting."
According to the Book Industry Study group, consumers in the US spent more than $2 billion dollars buying used books in 2004, an 11% increase over 2003. This bodes well for non-profit organizations, whose sales receive higher attendance and whose revenues will continue to rise. It's also good news for thousands of people who want to start a small business selling used books online.
Helen Oram and her husband Tom created Book Sale Finder when they realized that book sales were difficult to find. "I knew that we, like many other people, appreciated used books", said Oram. "I never knew how popular it would become, and that the industry would grow so large."
The map contains all the book sales during the coming week, but the visitor to www.BookSaleFinder.com can also access a calendar of future book sales - up to 9 months in advance.