Oi Goat! Paperback pre-order £1 at Amazon (releases on 22nd Feb) - Plus £2.99 P&P non-Prime
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Oi Goat! Paperback pre-order £1 at Amazon (releases on 22nd Feb) - Plus £2.99 P&P non-Prime

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Found 26th Nov
My Five-year-old's been asking for Oi Frog! It's a popular series and each book is ~£5. While looking I noticed this for a quid. Can't be bad.

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Ordered. Thank you!

pretty sure all books coming for world book day are £1 each

Order, thanks very much OP!

Brilliant thank you

..so what do dogs sit on? Recommend Oi Frog - great book. Oi goat was 88p a few days ago when i looked, but still a good deal (and a good wait)

Amazon causes the death of UK libraries.

I pay my council tax and receive "free books" from the library.

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nougat6 m ago

Amazon causes the death of UK libraries.I pay my council tax and receive …Amazon causes the death of UK libraries.I pay my council tax and receive "free books" from the library.[Image]


But if authors didn't sell books, and make a living then surely there wouldn't be any books to fill the library in the first place? I'm not against library's but my daughter will want to read this on and off for months.

Ordered, thank you.

mark111117 m ago

But if authors didn't sell books, and make a living then surely there …But if authors didn't sell books, and make a living then surely there wouldn't be any books to fill the library in the first place? I'm not against library's but my daughter will want to read this on and off for months.


Where do you think publishers sell most of their books? Yes, you guessed right! Libraries are the biggest purchasers of books but are slowly being closed down or funding reduced due to behemoths like Amazon. Don't get me wrong I love Amazon but for books I go the library. Especially with these types of books which have a reading period of around 2-5 years.

Do you really think you will go back to the book in 5 years time and think wow I haven't read this for a while. OI Frog will entertain me tonight. No it will be recycled or burnt.

Put your £1 in the recycling bin and borrow it from the library

Woah very deep . I just like frogs

nougat14 m ago

Where do you think publishers sell most of their books? Yes, you guessed …Where do you think publishers sell most of their books? Yes, you guessed right! Libraries are the biggest purchasers of books but are slowly being closed down or funding reduced due to behemoths like Amazon. Don't get me wrong I love Amazon but for books I go the library. Especially with these types of books which have a reading period of around 2-5 years. Do you really think you will go back to the book in 5 years time and think wow I haven't read this for a while. OI Frog will entertain me tonight. No it will be recycled or burnt.Put your £1 in the recycling bin and borrow it from the library


If my local council is spending £5 on books like these. Then I want a refund in my council Tax. They should be buying for much less.
Then if they are, a publisher will make more selling direct.
Amazon isn’t the real reason libraries are closing. The internet and antiquated processes are.
I can’t get parked close to my local. The main library costs £2.50 an hour to park remotely close.

Oneday7710 m ago

If my local council is spending £5 on books like these. Then I want a …If my local council is spending £5 on books like these. Then I want a refund in my council Tax. They should be buying for much less. Then if they are, a publisher will make more selling direct. Amazon isn’t the real reason libraries are closing. The internet and antiquated processes are. I can’t get parked close to my local. The main library costs £2.50 an hour to park remotely close.


Sorry I didn't mean to discriminate against housebound people that can only travel by car. I sometimes forget that I am privileged to be able to ride my bike and walk or use the park and ride when I visit a town or city.

Original Poster

I don't disagree - Libraries are great, but so is a small home collection. My eldest chose a book from the shelf for us to read every night for many years, just as my youngest does now. Many of them are big brother's hand-me-downs as you'd expect. I can't remember ever throwing a children's book in the bin. Schools love receiving them. Have libraries stopped taking donations?

You're right that Amazon don't help libraries, but have they done any harm to books themselves? There's a big debate about that I'm sure, but waning interest in books is damaging libraries. Kindles may cause that, iPhones may cause that, but cheap books don't. My local library survived for decades with a second hand bookshop selling books for 20p a few doors down. And is the now inevitable move to digital reading all bad? It's sad that future generations might never get a paper cut but literature will never again be lost and we might save a few trees, ay.

I expect almost every cheap item on hotukdeals hurts somebody through ruthless capitalism. I'm afraid I'm a weak human, I shop at Tesco and Amazon, and I'm slowly destroying mankind
Edited by: "pubjoe" 27th Nov

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nougat46 m ago

Sorry I didn't mean to discriminate against housebound people that can …Sorry I didn't mean to discriminate against housebound people that can only travel by car. I sometimes forget that I am privileged to be able to ride my bike and walk or use the park and ride when I visit a town or city.


Oi Troll! Sit on my balls.

Thanks op. Great deal.
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