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Brandeis Books: When your kid needs a book fast and you don't want to pay full price


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If your kid is like mine, she tells you the night before that she needs a book for school the next day, and she expects you to magically produce it.

I always chide her for not giving me enough notice. Then I check the library to see if I can pick it up, since I don't want to pay full price at a bookstore.

But she usually needs the book for more than a month, and wants to take notes in it. Fortunately, I have found a terrific used book store, Brandeis Books, in West Boca, which raises money for Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. (my alma mater).

I call first and the volunteers check to see if they have it. They always do. Yesterday I picked up "Animal Farm," by George Orwell. I paid $3.18.

One day I will walk through there and explore. The shelves are teeming with classics and bestsellers. I have many at home that I am eager to donate too. Brandeis Books is at 9050 Kimberly Blvd., 561-852-2650.

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Gretchen Day-Bryant has a son in high school and a daughter in middle school. She’s lived to tell about the struggles of juggling little kids and work.
Joy Oglesby has a preschooler...
Cindy Kent Fort Lauderdale mother of three. Her kids span in ages from teenager to 20s.
Rafael Olmeda and his wife welcomed their first son in Feb. 2009, and he's helping raise two teenage stepdaughters.
Lois Solomonlives with her husband and three daughters.
Georgia East is the parent of a five-year-old girl, who came into the world weighing 1 pound, 13 ounces.
Brittany Wallman is the mother of Creed, 15, and Lily, 7, and is married to a journalist, Bob Norman. She covers Broward County government, which is filled with almost as much drama as the Norman household. Almost.
Chris Tiedje is the Social Media Coordinator and the father of a 7-year-old girl, and two boys ages 4 and 3.
Kyara Lomer Camarena has a 2-year-old son, Copelan, and a brand new baby.


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