Top Ten Reasons to Vote for Recycled Reads

August 30, 2012 at 4:30 pm Leave a comment

It’s voting season, that time of year in Austin, TX when every citizen has the opportunity to mark the ballot for their favorite. I’m talking of course about the annual Austin Chronicle Best of Poll. It’s a busy time of year…summer is over, school has started and the TV is bombarding you with fall preview shows. Who has time to vote? Below are the top ten reasons (thanks David Letterman) for voting for Recycled Reads as your favorite local bookstore:

10) Although we look like a library, no one will every raise a finger to their lips and say, “Shhh.”

9) Our “recommended picks” are chosen by staff, volunteers and the occasional stuffed animals…

8) Donations we receive include books, VHS cassettes, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and even the occasional silver fish, palmetto, and dust bunny—we take most everything you’d find at a library, except magazines!

7) We’re progressive! Baby changing stations are in both the women’s and men’s restrooms.

6) By shopping at and donating to Recycled Reads you help move the City closer to our Zero Waste Goal of reducing the amount of trash sent to landfills by 90% before 2040

5) With hard cover books $2, soft cover $1 and kids’ books fifty-cents, there’s really no logical reason not to shop here.

4) We take cash, check, credit and debit card…yup, we’ll put that fifty-cent paperback on your credit card!

3) We recycle, reuse and upcycle over ten tons of materials a month (that’s a lot of paper flowers made by our crafty employees and volunteers).

2) All money from purchases goes directly to the Austin Public Library!

And the number one reason to vote for Recycled Reads as your favorite local bookstore…

1)      We’re keeping Austin weird (and green).

The paper ballots were in the Aug. 23 Chronicle, if you want to go retro and mail your vote into them by Sept. 10, or, you can go online: to vote. Please make sure to follow the rules, no photo copied ballots, only one ballot per envelop (ballot stuffing will get us eliminated), only one vote per mail ballot or web ballot: one person, one vote.

If we’re not your favorite local bookstore, then vote for us as your Wild Card pick.


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