| Register  | FAQ  | Search | Login 
It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 7:04 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportunity?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:56 pm 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:57 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Boston, MA
Let me start out by saying that I'm not exactly sure where this post should go, but I'm wondering about books, so I'm putting it here. Feel free to move!

OK, so the Borders near where I work is closing, and I'm thinking that it would be a great time to get cookbooks that I haven't bought yet but need. The only problem is, I'm not sure what else I should get!

I have the following, Veganomicon, Appetite for Reduction, Vegan Brunch, Babycakes, Skinny bisque Everyday, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions: Veganize It!, The Vegan Girl’s Guide to Life: Cruelty-Free Crafts, Recipes..., and Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen: Easy, Delectable Living Foods Recipe...

I'm actually not sure if I need anything else? I had picked up Clean Food, Viva Vegan, and Becoming Vegan, but I keep stopping myself from buying more cookbooks because there are so many recipes living in the cookbooks that I already own! I've thought about taking advantage of some of the other best-seller fiction books that I've wanted to read but haven't, but I'm really trying to use my eReader, so I was going to by eBooks of those. I can't think of another type of book besides cookbooks that I'd want the physical copy of that.

So are you taking advantage at Borders expense? What do you think would round out my cookbook collection?

_________________
I would eat Dr. Cow pocket cheese in a second. I would eat it if you hid it under your hat, or in your backpack, but not if it was in your shoe. That's where I draw the line. -allularpunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:58 pm 
Offline
Nailed to the V
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:36 pm
Posts: 570
Location: Bat Country
I cook out of Viva Vegan at least once a week. I'd recommend it to anyone and everyone!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:00 pm 
Offline
Bought a crop of bad girls
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 1:34 pm
Posts: 571
Location: PDX
I love vegan with a vengeance!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:03 pm 
Offline
Dr Bronners, MD
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:14 pm
Posts: 4613
Location: Bowels of California
I'm gonna move this to the kitchen in the cookbook section.

_________________
Blog: Mo Betta Vegan
"I eat big bangs."-Vegimator


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:56 pm 
Offline
Mispronounces Daiya
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:27 am
Posts: 1450
Location: Oakland
I just ordered 660 Curries with my gift certificate (not vegan but lots of curries/chutneys/etc that are). They've been sending out big coupons on the Borders Rewards mailing list this week, get on that.

_________________
Formerly herbstsonne


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:14 pm 
Offline
Smuggling Raisins

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2010 1:16 am
Posts: 328
I would recommend Vegan with a Vengeance for sure, followed by Urban Vegan, Color Me Vegan, and the Vegan Table.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:21 pm 
Offline
Attended Chelsea Clinton's Wedding
User avatar

Joined: Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:15 am
Posts: 218
Location: Bostonish
I use the following others pretty often:

Vegan with a Vegeance
World Vegetarian
Eat Drink and Be Vegan


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:34 pm 
Offline
Moving To Sheepshead Bay
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Posts: 5906
Viva Vegan is a necessity for me. I think everyone needs to own it.

_________________
"I'm no elephant, but now I want molasses." -Moon


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:52 pm 
Offline
Trapped On A Desert Island With A Cow
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:54 pm
Posts: 416
Location: Ozone Park, NY
I love Vegan Comfort Food. It's the only one that never makes back to the cookbook shelf besides Isa and Terry's books. BTW...has anyone seen my Veganomicon? It has disappeared. My husband claims our resident mouse stole it. But the mouse is so tiny and the book is so big...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 4:58 pm 
Offline
Dying from Nooch Lung
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 11:01 am
Posts: 3382
Location: Chandler, AZ
The one by me is supposed to be closing too! I don't know if they started yet. Did they already begin where you're at? If so, what kind of offerings are you seeing?

_________________
Half the lies I tell are not true.
"luckily us vegans dont go into cardiac arrest...but we do go into food comas" - Adam Crisis


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:44 pm 
Offline
Drunk Dialed Ian MacKaye
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:19 pm
Posts: 1804
Location: North Carolina
The sales at ours started last weekend. Right now everything is 20-40% off. I picked up Vegan Brunch and was hoping for VCIYCJ but they didn't have it.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 7:38 pm 
Offline
Baking In The Flavor
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:02 am
Posts: 171
Location: Gainesville, FL
Viva Vegan and Vegan Soul Kitchen


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:29 pm 
Offline
Wrote Dissertation on Vegans, Meat, and the Deserted Island Question
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:21 pm
Posts: 1641
Location: Brisbane, Australia
VWAV is a great book to turn too, especially for the carrot cake but the flavours in Viva Vegan are just outstanding. I also use Vegan Brunch quite a bit.

_________________
Mel makes vegan food


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:30 pm 
Offline
Writes Vegan Haiku

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:26 pm
Posts: 32
The 20% off made the books I wanted still cost more than on Amazon, and the closing stores (at least mine) won't accept coupons. I wish I would have known *before* waiting in line at the registers for 15 minutes! Ah well.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 1:19 pm 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:57 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Boston, MA
Sorry to here that QuenKatofSprouts! I went last night and picked up Viva Vegan. I think this was an awesome choice, and I'm very grateful for the recommendations. When I started going through it more, I realized there are several Brazilian recipes, so I'm definitely going to try to dazzle my husband with a vegan feijoida. I told him about it and received a very strange look, but I have faith it will knock his socks off.

The store near me started Monday with the Store Closing signs, 20-40% off. The cookbook section is a little picked over, but not too bad. I couldn't find VWAV, but I think it sounds like I need to add it regardless, so I may pick it up at a indie book store.

I can't remember if I saw Vegan Soul Kitchen or some just the other book with the word 'galaxy' in it. I saw Vegan Comfort Food, but I couldn't help thinking I could find similar recipes in AFR that are less bad for me--am I wrong Angelina?

You can't use the coupons at stores that are closing, but if you're a plus rewards member, you can get an additional 10% off on top of the 20%, so it's not too bad. I've moved past the freak out (OHMYGOD! I HAVE TO STOCK UP ON EVERYTHING) to realize that I can probably get better prices at stores that aren't closing with coupons or whatever. I think I'm going to try to either buy eBooks or from indie brick and morter stores.

_________________
I would eat Dr. Cow pocket cheese in a second. I would eat it if you hid it under your hat, or in your backpack, but not if it was in your shoe. That's where I draw the line. -allularpunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:44 pm 
Offline
Saggy Butt
User avatar

Joined: Sun Oct 24, 2010 3:14 pm
Posts: 306
besides vwav, the kind diet. those are my 2 favorite cookbooks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:44 pm 
Offline
Calls "cavemen" on that
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:53 pm
Posts: 2348
I also went and checked out boarders...everything 20% off is a joke at my location. they just raised prices 20%! You could tell, they had new stickers on the back. Shady.

I have an Amazon app on my phone, and everything on Amazon is cheaper when i checked

I am going to wait a week or 2 and check back again. I dont think that the vegan cookbook section is the the most popular section by any means! There should still be a lot left after it gets discounted more.

to the original poster: Viva Vegan was a great choice! LOVE that book!

Personally, there were about 5 I wanted, with Vegan Brunch at the top of the list


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:02 pm 
Offline
Asked Santa for a Hoveringdog

Joined: Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:02 pm
Posts: 1777
QueenKateofSprouts wrote:
The 20% off made the books I wanted still cost more than on Amazon, and the closing stores (at least mine) won't accept coupons. I wish I would have known *before* waiting in line at the registers for 15 minutes! Ah well.


15 min! You got lucky. The wait at my store was 2 hours.

I saw a few things, but nothing cheaper than what I can order them for on Amazon. I think part of the reason is that my store has 2 or 3 other stores in the same city that they can just move the books to, so the deals aren't that great. I may check back in before the final closing, though.

_________________
"I would love to be president of the United States. It's been my dream ever since I discovered what power was." ~ RandiJM, age 11-ish


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:59 am 
Offline
WRETCHED
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm
Posts: 8462
Location: Maryland/DC area
Not related to cookbooks but I checked our Borders and it isn't closing.

_________________
You are all a disgrace to vegans. Go f*ck yourselves, especially linanil.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:03 am 
Offline
Should Spend More Time Helping the Animals
User avatar

Joined: Tue Dec 07, 2010 4:57 pm
Posts: 6406
Location: Boston, MA
I saw in another thread that Vegan Diner is out, so I looked it up on Amazon, and yikes! Their prices are way better than Border's even with the "Everything Must Go" clearance. I saw an article that when having a liquidation clearance, they start the mark downs at list price and go from there, so they really do mark the prices up (in many cases) before marking them down.

_________________
I would eat Dr. Cow pocket cheese in a second. I would eat it if you hid it under your hat, or in your backpack, but not if it was in your shoe. That's where I draw the line. -allularpunk


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:43 pm 
Offline
Calls "cavemen" on that
User avatar

Joined: Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:53 pm
Posts: 2348
linanil wrote:
Not related to cookbooks but I checked our Borders and it isn't closing.


No, they only filed Chapter 11...not all locations are closing. the ones closest to me are not either, i had to drive half an hour to get to a closing one.

Seems like the consensus is the sale for now is crepe!

i remember when another big bookstore chain closed and the same thing happened. cant remember what chain right now though.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:11 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Wed Oct 20, 2010 3:12 pm
Posts: 3831
Location: Canberra, Australia
QueenKateofSprouts wrote:
The 20% off made the books I wanted still cost more than on Amazon, and the closing stores (at least mine) won't accept coupons. I wish I would have known *before* waiting in line at the registers for 15 minutes! Ah well.


I went to the Borders here last night, they're not closing but they (and another chain bookstore here owned by the same people) are under administration. They had huge signs up everywhere saying that they no longer accept coupons or even their own gift vouchers. What a joke. The only vegan cookbook they had that I don't already have was Vegan Planet and it was $50. I can get it for less than half of that online- way to be competetively priced, guys.

_________________
Recipes. Rants. Raunch.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:15 pm 
Offline
Had sex with a vampire that sparkles.
User avatar

Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:24 pm
Posts: 5378
Location: BRLA
Erinnerung wrote:
QueenKateofSprouts wrote:
The 20% off made the books I wanted still cost more than on Amazon, and the closing stores (at least mine) won't accept coupons. I wish I would have known *before* waiting in line at the registers for 15 minutes! Ah well.


I went to the Borders here last night, they're not closing but they (and another chain bookstore here owned by the same people) are under administration. They had huge signs up everywhere saying that they no longer accept coupons or even their own gift vouchers. What a joke. The only vegan cookbook they had that I don't already have was Vegan Planet and it was $50. I can get it for less than half of that online- way to be competetively priced, guys.


Wow, if all the Borders left stop doing their coupons, they're probably going to be up shiitake's creek. That was the only thing keeping them in good competition with Amazon.

_________________
The thing about this thread is, it's dumb. - IJDI


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:03 pm 
Offline
Invented Vegan Meringue
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2010 3:25 pm
Posts: 3629
Location: Nashville, TN
Borders has always been expensive. I think I looked at Veganomicon there after buying my copy for $17ish online, and it was closer to $30.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Borders Store Closings: Vegan cookbook library opportuni
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:46 pm 
Offline
Memorized Veganomicon
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:35 pm
Posts: 100
Location: Columbus, OH
Beyond what you already have, and what others have recommended, I would suggest

- The Asian Vegan Kitchen
- The Tropical Vegan Kitchen
- Thirty Minute Vegan's Taste of the East
- The Vegan Scoop (if you like making your own ice cream, you really NEED this book)
- Vegan Lunch Box Around the World (really good recipes, and I mostly make them for dinner, not lunch)

And I second the recommendation for Vegan Soul Kitchen.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 38 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], LFL and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
Template made by DEVPPL/ThatBigForum and fancied up by What Cheer