View Full Version : Russian Books/Pages for trade

03-16-2008, 06:20 PM
I have LOTS of Russian books that I need to find homes for. I inherited them from a good friend, so I can't bear to throw them away! I'd love to send them on to folks who could use a book to alter or pages to use in collage, mixed-media, or whatever.

My husband is sick of these books taking up space in our apartment - they have to go! I'm taking some history and literature books to the university library to see if they can use them, but there are still plenty of other books (more than 20).

The books vary in size from fat hardbacks to smallish paperbacks (there's a teeny one of vulgar poems - kinda like limericks!). I've got a couple children's books with pictures, some English-Russian phrase books and dictionaries, a couple novels, and some smallish Russian grammar books. Books can be a bit expensive to mail, so the easiest thing might be to shove a few in a priority envelope or box if anyone is interested in having several. I can also just cut out some pages if you don't want a whole book.

I'm interested in trading for:

back issues of quilting or mixed media magazines (except CPS, I have them all)
fabric ribbon
fabric scraps - anything 2x2 or bigger, prints or solids
funky beads and buttons
gel pens - especially glitter ones
other foreign language book pages (or English ones if the font's interesting)
twinkling h2o
wool felting stuff
other stuff -- make an offer!

Please post here if you're interested - let me know how many books you'd like or if you want pages.

I'm willing to ship internationally - I really want them to be used and appreciated!

03-16-2008, 07:29 PM
Katie - I would love some pages. As I am on the other side of the universe from you it would be too expensive to post a whole book, but some pages would be wonderful. I have beads and material and ribbons. **thanks**

03-16-2008, 07:50 PM
I would adore one! Fabric abounds at my house and I have lots of cream fiber to share if you are interested!

03-16-2008, 08:03 PM
PMing now! Glad to see some interest!

03-16-2008, 08:57 PM
Katie -- I would love a children's book and a phrase book, if that would be OK. I can send you some fabric scraps, fabric ribbon and some funky beads and buttons.

03-16-2008, 09:00 PM
Yay! Thanks, Martha, PMing you now.

03-17-2008, 09:02 AM
Just wanted to say that you can send them media mail since they are books. It is the cheapest way to send, it just takes longer to arrive. Hope this helps!

03-17-2008, 09:37 AM
ooohhh definately, i have tons of ribbons, buttons, fabrics, beads, english book pages etc... oohhhh im excited! please pm me

03-17-2008, 10:27 AM
Thanks for the tip, Barefoot! I sent them out media mail this morning. The postman told me the would probably arrive on Saturday or next Monday. Bluebelle -- do you use stamps in your collage?? I went kinda nuts with the stamps on yours, trying to get the right postage with smaller stamps :wub:

Mandy -- PMing you now!

03-17-2008, 01:54 PM
Katie, I'd love to swap pages with you. The Russian book pages I have are kinda ugly. I'd love to have any pages you'd care to send that are mostly text. I have a ginormous collection of text pages -- new additions since I last sent some to you are Hindi, Korean, and Tongan. PM me if you are interested! :)

03-17-2008, 02:55 PM
Hey KatieV. I'd like the other children's book if it's not taken but any other book would be fine too. I've got hoards of cool buttons, beads, fabric scraps, Spanish text pages, etc.

03-17-2008, 08:59 PM
PMed you both! There are still plenty of books for anyone else who wants them. Just let me know :D

03-17-2008, 09:47 PM
Bluebelle -- do you use stamps in your collage?? I went kinda nuts with the stamps on yours, trying to get the right postage with smaller stamps :wub:

I love foreign stamps !!! *thanks*

03-17-2008, 11:53 PM
Oh yay, I'm glad!! I ran out of the regular airmail ones and had to get creative. The mail man was a bit surprised this morning when he saw what I did, heehehee :laugh:

03-24-2008, 08:52 PM
Hi KatieV! If you still have any available I have a ton of fabric that I can't bear to throw away! (tried the sewing thing and just couldn't hack it ;) )

Let me know!

03-24-2008, 09:51 PM
Will PM you kynara!

Wow - I got two great big envies today!! Thanks so much mrubyjean and art4mysanity! I've got packages ready to go out.

03-25-2008, 01:58 AM
Katie- I sew and I have a good amount of fabric. What colors are you interested in? Most of my stuff here is browns and earth tones, and mostly solid, but I have some brighter lavender fabric, and purples, and if you are willing to wait a bit longer, I have some much more colorful stuff at home. I won't be home until early may most likely, but if I know thats what you'd like, I'd love to send you some, as I'm not using it. I know there is this crazy bright patchwork fabric, which is heavy on magenta, with lime greens and oranges in it (like I said, really crazy) and another is red with white doodle flowers.

Anyhow, let me know what you are interested in and we can work something out :)

03-25-2008, 02:17 AM
Katie ~ I just love the books you sent! They are great and have such potential for creative use. I especially love the children's book ~ it is beautiful!! The text is big and lovely and the pictures are delightful.
Thanks so much for your willingness to trade!

03-25-2008, 09:46 AM
I would love some pages/a book if you are still offering. I have lots of different kinds of beads, some fabrics, eyelets (round and star), shaped brads... please let me know if you're interested! :)

03-25-2008, 11:05 AM
Glad you like your book, mrubyjean!

Cassita and kristinized - I'll PM you :)

03-26-2008, 01:51 PM
Katie, would you be happy posting a small book to me, if not some pages would be great. I've loads of wool tops for felt making and I'm happy to send some fabrics etc as well. PM me if interested

Lou x

03-26-2008, 06:41 PM
PMing you, Lou!

03-27-2008, 08:09 AM
If you've got any of the children's or grammar books left, I'd love them. I'll PM you with my offer of some Somerset Studio back issues. Thanks!

03-27-2008, 08:51 AM
PMed you :)

03-27-2008, 07:37 PM
Katie - my pages have arrived ~ **thank you**. I hope my package gets to you soon.

03-28-2008, 08:41 AM
Yay!! Glad they arrived. That seems pretty quick for US to Aus.

03-29-2008, 02:42 PM
Today I mailed out all the pages and books that hadn't gone out yet. I hope they arrive quickly! For those of you who asked for loose pages, I mixed pages from a few different books. If there are some you like and want more of, just let me know. I'm happy to RAK out pages.

I still have a few paperbacks and a few hardbacks if there are any takers. I've got LOTS of pages, too.

03-29-2008, 03:20 PM
Joy - your package arrived today. It's great!! Thanks so much for the goodies :wubclub:

03-30-2008, 05:59 PM
Hi Katie! My package of fabric's going into the mail tomorrow! Hope you like em!

native killette
03-30-2008, 06:28 PM
I would love a russian dictionary, and maybe a novel or the poem type book. 2 books total maybe?
I have some big funky beads that I got from this bead store, the girl makes them all handmade.
I might also have some gel pens or some other little goodies?

PM me if you're interested.

03-30-2008, 07:21 PM
Oooh, will PM you!

04-01-2008, 07:23 PM
Katie, I received your package today! Thank you!

04-01-2008, 07:39 PM
I have silk cocoons and silk filaments that can be made into paper. Loads of satin ribbons, in usual (pastel) colours and shiny fabrics if you're interested.

04-01-2008, 09:55 PM
Thanks for letting me know, Katxena. Ibus - sounds great, will PM you!

04-02-2008, 07:56 PM
I have a few pages of French text as well as some ribbon....velvet ribbon in light pink, tan, black, red and maroon. Other fiber-y ribbons/trim as well. Let me know if you are interested.

04-03-2008, 08:17 PM
PMing you, Kati!

04-03-2008, 11:19 PM
Hi Katie! My package of fabric's going into the mail tomorrow! Hope you like em!

My package should be there tomorrow since I mailed it Tuesday. It was heavy enough it automatically upgraded to Priority. :cool:

04-05-2008, 05:15 PM
Ooooh, got your package, kynara. Thanks so much for all the fabrics!!

04-05-2008, 07:38 PM
I sent out your pages of text and ribbons etc. on Friday. I hope you enjoy!

Just Ducky
04-05-2008, 09:37 PM
Hi Katie, just tonight found your offer.. If you have anything left I would love to
be included... being new I am still gathering stuff myself, but I see you like
outhouses and I do to so I can make you an Outhouse card if that would be ok.

04-05-2008, 11:22 PM
That sounds great, Nancy! PM me with your address and I'll mail out some pages for you.

I'm running short on large envelopes, so will hold off on any more trades till I get more.

04-12-2008, 11:20 AM
Okay, by my account, all the pages and books have been sent out. Most of them have arrived, but some of them will take longer - to get overseas, or to go media mail. I *think* all the envies should arrive by the end of next week.

I'm going to hold off on agreeing to more trades, but I may open this trade up again in the future.

04-12-2008, 03:00 PM
thanx katie, i got my pages :-)

04-12-2008, 03:07 PM
KatieV - if you have any Russian pages left, I could send you some fabric scraps and fabric ribbons??? Please let me know by PM. Thanks, Maggie

04-14-2008, 08:42 PM
woohoo! I got my books today! thanks katie!!

04-14-2008, 08:44 PM
Thanks a bunch, I got my pages today. I did iTrader, but forgot to put it in the thread!

04-14-2008, 10:10 PM
Yay, glad that these are arriving! So far so good - no more scary torn envies have come back to me.

04-14-2008, 10:16 PM
I go t my awesome pages and I left you iTrader! Thanks so much!

05-03-2008, 11:11 PM
Katie do you still have some books left? I have a lot of quilting magazines from the 90's I haven't quilted much in many years and I'm sure I could find a few to send you. I would like anything interesting for atc's and rolos, pages or books does not matter. The English-Russan prase books sound awsome but I'm sure they were grabbed up fast.

Joni Owens
05-13-2008, 02:21 AM
Hi Katie,
I would love some pages and pictures from your Russian books - but not the vulgar one.
I have a lot of fabric I have some with different scenes on them and some really pretty Christmas ones too.

05-16-2008, 02:39 AM
Katie, if you still have some or something left I would LOVE some!
I have fabric, ribbons, small chinese dictionary pages, Gothic German text pages, French, Dutch, music sheets, assortment of little funky stuff etc.
Please let me know what you would like best... :)

05-16-2008, 09:17 PM
hmmm KatieV I haven't heard anything from you and I sent a pm ..... I hope you are ok .... ?

05-20-2008, 08:44 AM
I think KatieV is on vacation for most of this month: http://www.atcsforall.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3145

05-21-2008, 02:39 AM
Cool as long as she is ok. I hope she is having fun.

05-25-2008, 09:51 AM
Hi! I'm back!! But my in-laws are here so not much time for craftiness. I will poke through the books that are left after they leave (Tuesday) and get in touch with interested folks about the books/pages.

05-25-2008, 11:06 AM

05-27-2008, 06:55 AM
Yeah, Great!! :)

05-27-2008, 07:33 AM
I would like some and I have fabric!!

05-29-2008, 11:28 AM
I am PMing the interested members now. I've mailed out a lot of books and pages, and with these last mailings I'll get through the stash that I wanted to share. I'll ask for this thread to be closed, and will handle the trades via PM.