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Re: Book Transport

I'm not a dealer. Just a student who walks to and from school every =
day, 20 minutes each way. I'd make a few suggestions:=20
        If you don't have one and can afford one (I can't, so this is just =
based on a recommendation of others) get a backpack with C or S =
shaped straps, not straight ones. They distribute the weight =
better. Plus they usually (maybe always) have a waist or chest =
strap that helps too.=20
        Even if your backpack claims to be waterproof, line it on the =
inside. I just put my books inside a trash bag inside my backpack. =
The moisture in the air still makes them get a bit wavy, but I =
figure I can always just put some weight on them.
        Also, you might try getting one of those metal cart thingamagig =
that you pile luggage on to roll it more easily. Just strap a box =
to it with bungiecords. I would think it wouldn't be too hard to =
get on and off a trolley.=20

Hope some of this is useful to you,

-----Original Message-----
From: Elizabeth Penrose <Julian9EHP@AOL.COM>
Date: Friday, April 23, 1999 6:57 PM
Subject: Book Transport

>Compared to your learned colloquies my matter is prosaic
and comical.
>I have no car.  I must travel by car or trolley, and bring
books back in the
>same way.
>This becomes increasingly difficult as the volume
increases, and as I try to
>establish myself as a buyer and seller of used books.
>How do other carless dealers work?  I've already had
several fine condition
>books deteriorate in transit, and I feel my shoulders and
back may soon
>E. Penrose
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