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The Post Office Book
The Post Office Book: Mail and How It Moves | Gail Gibbons
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Do you ever mail a letter and wonder what happens to it after you drop it in the box? Read all about the post office and learn how letters are weighed, sorted, transported, culled, canceled, coded, binned, boxed, and sorted once again. Find out how people and machines work together to deliver the letters you send. Children's Books of 1982 (Library of Congress)
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And it‘s off #lmpbc

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No pics of pkgs, but various things mailed!
#LMPBC sent! @julieclair @MaleficentBookDragon @Deblovestoread

#BasicWitchSwap sent! @sprainedbrain (2 packages - 1 media, 1 priority)

#AllHallowsReadSwap sent! @MaleficentBookDragon (plus a little something-something for you, Chelle :))

julieclair Love this pic! 🧡🖤 4mo
Avanders @julieclair it‘s so cute, right?! 🎃👻😘 4mo
sprainedbrain Wonderful! 4mo
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AmyG I am in Croatia and got notice that I received a package from Albuquerque….so if it‘s from you, I got a box. Not home until Thurs! 4mo
Avanders @AmyG 😁😁😁 it‘s 1 of 2 from me! 👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
AmyG I will let you know when I get an email that the other one arrived. Thank you 😘 4mo
Avanders @AmyG you bet! I was so excited to get you for #BWS 😁😘😘 @sprainedbrain 4mo
AmyG Ha! I was so excited when I saw the box was from Albuquerque. 👏🏻🥰 4mo
AmyG And I just got notice that the second box arrived. I am home tomorrow and will pick up on Thursday and post. Thank you! 4mo
Avanders @AmyG yay!! 👏🏽👏🏽 And thanks for the update 😁😘 4mo
LibrarianRyan avanders, I think I just missed the post and can't find it, but did you send your nightmare Maker swap package? 4mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan yes! Sorry - I didn‘t separately post - I just responded to the post on your page 🫢🫣 4mo
LibrarianRyan @Avanders Sorry, I reread those this morning and still missed it. I blame Mondays. Forgive me. 4mo
Avanders @LibrarianRyan lol no worries! Happens to me too!! 😘 4mo
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@Maria514626 the book has arrived safely !!!!

Maria514626 Hooray! I hope you enjoy it. Btw, I tried chocolate babka with frozen bread dough. So easy! It‘s yummy! I think I used too much Nutella though. It‘s rich, even for me. 😆 Thank you, thank you for the tip. I feel very accomplished. Cinnamon babka up next! 6mo
TheBookHippie @Maria514626 YAY!!! OH I am so glad!! I thought of you this morning as we had cinnamon babka!!! My daughter swears by frozen dough anytime she has a recipe requiring her to make homemade dough as part of a recipe she uses it!! It is a good hack. Making dough is a love language for me however it is a pain in the butt. HA. I just enjoy the process! 6mo
Maria514626 That‘s so sweet! 6mo
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@TheBookHippie Your book should arrive by the end of the week!
#lmpbc @suvata @Pogue @Hazel2019

TheBookHippie Well YAY!!! 6mo
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@michellelav my pick is finally in the mail on its way to you albeit a bit late. I had a bit of a distracted week! Sorry I forgot to snap a pic. #lmpbc #round14

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@Jerdencon Mailing to you today! Sorry for the delay. #lmpbc #round11 #groupn

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candority Great! 💕 2y
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My #AllHallowsReadSwap package is leaving this morning for... CANADA!

Now fingers crossed it gets there by 10/30.🤞🏼🙏🏼🍀Post Office guy says”We‘ll have it up there in 5 days but what Canada does with it after that is anyone‘s guess!” That inspires confidence!😬

It‘s been a while since I‘ve done a seasonal swap & I hope my partner enjoys it. I had fun putting it together.

LeahBergen Canada, you say?? 👀 2y
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Darn! I always forget to photograph my swap packages before I mail them! The #CozySwap is on the way @MatchlessMarie should arrive tomorrow. The #HauntedHallowSwap is also on the way @TheDrunkenLibrarian , should arrive by Monday.

MatchlessMarie Yay! 🍁📚🍂 2y
wanderinglynn Yay! 🎃🖤🧡☠️ 2y
Avanders 🍁🎃👻🧡🍂 2y
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MatchlessMarie I actually got the “we missed you” sticker today 😂 I haven‘t been anywhere but at least I know it‘s safe with the post office. I will pick it up tomorrow 📦💌 2y
LeslieO @MatchlessMarie Glad to hear it‘s there, almost! 2y
TheDrunkenLibrarian I‘m so excited!! 2y
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Order a free sticker and donate a small amount to save our post offices in the USA from being defunded and moved to a private owner. I ordered my sticker!


#litsylove #litsypenpals #litsymail #happymail #bookmail #savethepostoffice

Gaylagal2 Thanks for the post! I ordered mine and chipped in a few bucks 🤓 2y
katy4peas Awesome! @Gaylagal2 😁😁👍🏼 2y
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Sending off books today! @TheBookKeepers thanks again for hosting #justabookswap! 😉

TheBookKeepers My pleasure!! Thanks for letting me know you‘ve shipped yours 😀 4y
TheBookKeepers Wanted to let you know that I‘ve been in contact with ur match. She has failed to send her book out so I reached out to her. While chatting asked about ur package that was sent. I think she has received it & I‘ve asked her to post & thank you on here but idk if she will.. So I wanted to personally THANK YOU for participating in this swap and being kind to send a book to a stranger. ❤️ 4y
AbbiJack @TheBookKeepers Thank you for letting me know! I was beginning to worry - and it was fun to pay it forward! 😊 4y
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I will be mailing out all the books from #readersgonnaread this week. I didnt realize how fast @DogEaredBooks went through the books and i have 3 i believe this week. I‘m late on my #thebreakfastbookclub that will be mailed out this week too. #coffeebeanbookclub will also be going out this week (more towards the end of the week) i do not have a #nightmaresaheadbook or #whodunitbymail yet i‘ll keep everyone posted. I think i covered all the clubs!


@Avanders the #sfmbc book is on its way to you I hope you enjoy it like I did.

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🎉 4y
Avanders It's wanted to let you know I received it last night! Can't wait to read the book! 👏🏽👏🏽 4y
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I totally forgot to take a picture of the box, but here is a picture of Jace to make up for it! 😬 Your #itstrulycriminalswap package is on its way @jillannjohn ! 🤗💚🤗


jillannjohn I love Jace pics!! Awesome I‘m excited for opening day! 4y
Erinsuereads What an excellent smirk.... 4y
AmyG 💕💕💕 4y
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Gissy So so cute! He is enjoying the bath! Those beautiful stages! Adorable! ✨👶🏻❤️❤️❤️ 4y
tonyahoswalt So cute! 4y
Pamwurtzler Why is it that boys get the eyelashes? He‘s so cute!! 4y
JenlovesJT47 @Pamwurtzler right?? That‘s always the way it is! 👀 4y
Erinsuereads 😘😘😘😘😘 4y
Tanisha_A CUTEEE! 😍 4y
SoniaC Those eyes! 4y
youneverarrived Little cutie 😍 4y
IamIamIam Oh my goodness! Growing like a weed!!! 4y
BooksBikes12 Those peepers! 4y
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My #shortstoryswap box went out today!!! So excited for the 11th! You should be getting a package in a few days @ness Thanks for setting this up @CSeydel !!

ness Yay! I can‘t wait! ❤️ 5y
CSeydel Wonderful! 5y
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Look what have been waiting for me!! #PCS3 - a treasure trove of info nuggets and More titles to check out. Thanks so much again, @Kaye for your time and effort in spreading the joy all over

rockpools How lovely! 5y
BookishMe @RachelO absolutely! So wonderful to discover more book facts and other Littens ;D 5y
tammysue Happy to see you received them ok! Enjoy! 💕 5y
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BookishMe @whatshesreadingnow thank yous 😍😍 5y
Kaye So glad they made it safely. 😊 5y
Cinfhen Amazing 5y
BiblioLitten Whoa! 😍💜💞 5y
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#LitsyMail is so delightfully addictive! 😍😍

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#blameitonLitsy buy! Aren't these such adorable #bookish #postcards ...
Some of the narrower designs can double as #bookmarks too.
Excited to send them in future #LitsyMail ;D

Itchyfeetreader These are really cute 5y
JoScho Love these 💕 5y
Kaye Very cute. ✨✨✨ 5y
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BiblioLitten Truly adorable 😍 5y
GatheringBooks nice!! 😍🙌🏼 5y
BookishMe @JoScho @BiblioLitten @Itchyfeetreader @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego if you would please email me litsy.bookishme@gmail.com, I would love to send you each a couple of these ;D 5y
JoScho Oh that is so sweet of you!!! Thanks so much!! ❤️❤️❤️ 5y
BookishMe @JoScho 💕💕 5y
BiblioLitten You're so generous!! Thank you so much😊😘 5y
BookishMe @BiblioLitten my pleasure 💞💞... I need a reason to go to the post office until the next round of LitsyMail (likely in June ;)) 5y
BookishMe Anyone who would like a couple of these, please email me - litsy.bookishme@gmail.com 😊😊 5y
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Just back from the post office where I left all of these and a Benjamin Franklin behind. But most of my mail is out finally! Be on the lookout everyone who sent me an address for #KingAtoZ, my #LitsyPenPal, #PCS3 and #KeyChainSwap! I have three more packages to get in the mail but I may need to wait until after our trip this week.

Chellebearss Thank you! I‘ll keep an eye out. #BookMaiIisTheBestMail 5y
Bronte_Chintz Can‘t wait for more of these, I‘m so excited to take part in some Litsy book swapping! 5y
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! ☺️ 5y
Kaye Thanks , will let you know when it arrives. 5y
BookishMe Hi there. Hope all is well with you. I just received your lovely postcard. Thank you, for the book recco as well ;)) 5y
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#LitsygoesPostal with outgoing swap packages #PCS3 & #JaneAustenSwap @mabell @sprainedbrain 💖💞💗
and incoming #bookmail for 1001books swap and a lovely prize from #LitWorld2018GB

Now that swap duties are taken care (for the moment ;), back to more reading and Litsying, like before :D

sprainedbrain 👏🏻👏🏻 5y
mabell Yay!!! ❤️😀 5y
GatheringBooks bookmail is the best, ever! 5y
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I have never been much of a crafty person
#blameitonLitsy for my unusual interest in such tools to TRY send pretty stuff.
Please excuse the juvenile attempt and subsequent result ;p

These would be posted this weekend @Kaye

Kaye Thank you very much @BookishMe . I appreciate the effort and I‘m sure everyone in the group will, also. Can‘t wait to see them ! I‘ll let you know when they arrive. ♥️ 5y
BookishMe @Kaye 💞💖💞 5y
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The second one was #MyBloodyValentineSwap package. I know it won‘t get there by the 14th @Ingerella but hopefully it won‘t be too late. It is going to Florida from Sydney though so fingers crossed. I‘m so sorry about the delay, I‘m doing my best to catch up on everything. Next up is my bookmark exchange & PBC rotations. #MVPS

josie281 @Lizpixie you are too hard on yourself! Everyone knows you have the best heart and life happens!! 5y
Lizpixie Thank you @josie281 I know you guys all understand, I feel so guilty though if I let anyone down.😞 5y
Ingerella No worries, @Lizpixie !! You didn't let me down! 5y
TricksyTails 👏😈🖤 Yay! I‘m sure your match won‘t be let down at all!! 5y
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Two more delayed packages went out today, bear with me while I catchup guys. Unfortunately postage from Aus is so expensive I can only send two at a time. This one is on its way to Northumberland, England, a long overdue thank you to @ScorpioBookDreams for the limited editions she was kind enough to send me. I hope you enjoy these Australian classics Rachael!🇦🇺🇬🇧

LeahBergen ❤️❤️ 5y
ScorpioBookDreams Can‘t wait to open it! Thank you so much 💕💕 5y
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Just got back from the post office. Sorry I didn‘t get these out sooner. My #MugLove package should get to @Sills on Tuesday. I just tagged you so you know your package is on the way. I hadn‘t sent it sooner because I was waiting for an item to get to me. It didn‘t so I‘ll just send it on its own when I get it. #HorrorPost / #LitsyScreams should be getting to @Callemarie on Monday. #litsypenpal be on the lookout on Monday as well. 💕📦💌📓👻📖💕

Peddler410 Book mail is always fun! I have my copy of Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend — I‘m reminded of why I liked this book so much! 5y
TheBookAddict @Peddler410 yes it is! Awesome, good I‘m glad it‘s a book you liked and are liking once again. I haven‘t read much recently, but I‘m definitely getting some reading time in today. 😊 5y
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Wife Looks like a whole lot of #LitsyLove 💙 5y
TheBookAddict @Wife yes, a lot of thought and Litsy love went into these gifts. 😊💕 5y
Sills @TheBookAddict #muglove Thank you much can't wait:) ☕️📚 5y
TheBookAddict @Sills you‘re welcome. I hope you like your gifts. 5y
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Hope all of my #readersgonnaread ladies had a wonderful holiday! Since we‘re (hopefully! 🤞🏻) back on track, this is just a reminder that you should be sending out your current books within the next week or so. If you‘re gonna be a little late, try to let your person know when to expect it. And if you never received the last book, please let me know! 💕 #postalbookclub

erinreads @sprainedbrain I‘ll be mailing the new to the rotation book on the 3rd when I‘m back at work! I just gave it a quick reread and now need to get a new notebook! 5y
sprainedbrain @erinreads sounds good! I‘m glad the decision was made to add a new book to fill the vacancy. 👌🏻 5y
Captivatedbybooks I have 2 that should be out by the end of the week. Im almost done the one so it can go out. 5y
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Captivatedbybooks Did we lose someone? 5y
silentrequiem I still haven't gotten book from @bookdrunkard78 for the last round... And I had just sent the 2nd round's book to @morgan_krahn a little bit back (sorry for the delay!). 5y
morgan_krahn @silentrequiem when did you send it? It hasn‘t gotten to me yet. And @erinreads so should I be sending the one I have out and holding onto the one from @silentrequiem and sending that one out end of January? I think I‘m a little confused lol 5y
silentrequiem @morgan_krahn I just checked the tracking and it was supposedly delivered on the 23rd "in/at mailbox". I hope it wasn't misdelivered.... 5y
morgan_krahn @silentrequiem oh geez. We haven‘t been around much the last few days but I haven‘t seen it. I will check again when I get home tonight 5y
silentrequiem @morgan_krahn Fingers crossed! Hopefully he mail carrier didn't do something silly like his it in the trash bin. I've heard of that happening. 5y
silentrequiem Also, holy typos! Sorry @morgan_krahn. Fat fingers. 😁 5y
erinreads @morgan_krahn Technically December was going to be your month with two after Eve left, but since you haven‘t gotten the second one from Debbie yet, just send the one you have for now. Debbie hasn‘t gotten her December one yet so there‘ll be a slight backup anyways. These logistics hurt my brain. 😂 5y
ItsAngel I will be sending mine out to @ChasingOm at some point this week. I‘ll let her know when it‘s officially in the mail. 5y
ChasingOm I should finish my book tomorrow or Friday and get it in the mail to @PandaPanda by the end of the day on Friday! 5y
PandaPanda @ChasingOm yay! I bought your selection for my sister in law for Christmas btw it was so perfect for her! I should have the next book to @DogEaredBooks by the end of the week! 5y
DogEaredBooks @PandaPanda yay! I am finishing the book up and I‘ll send it out probably early next week to @Captivatedbybooks 5y
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Allllllmost ready to send!! Clockwise from top left: #HalloweenGoesPostal #FallBookExchange; #TheRetellingBookSwap; #AllHallowsReadBookExchange; and #InternationalPumpkinCarePackage
... sorry about the whole "padded envelope" thing. I'm usually much better with instructions... ??
(Tagged 3 hosts and 1 int'l recipient ;))

ferskner Shiny!!! 5y
LeahBergen Wow!! 🎃🎃🎃 5y
Kalalalatja Ooooooo! Can't wait to see all the pumpkin goodies 🎃❤️ 5y
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rockpools They look amazing! 5y
TrishB Wow 👍 so organised! 5y
CoffeeCatsBooks Very pretty! 👻 🎃 5y
Booksnchill @avanders oh wow that is stunning- and looks yummy as well!! 5y
EllieDottie I love the wrapping on ALL of these!!! (edited) 5y
LibrarianRyan Those are lovely. 5y
MaleficentBookDragon Love your wrappings! There are some lucky #Littens out there! 5y
Avanders @ferskner @LeahBergen @RachelO @TrishB @CoffeeCatsBooks @Booksnchill @EllieDottie @LibrarianRyan @MaleficentBookDragon Thanks all! I love wrapping presents... I don't always have the time to do what I'd like, but I love the way it looks all wrapped up and ready to go!! 💖💖💖 And @Kalalalatja -- I can't wait for you to try the goodies! 🎃 & no pressure of course .. it's not about you agreeing, it's only about you trying 🤗 5y
kspenmoll So pretty!!! 5y
Avanders @kspenmoll thanks! 🤗 5y
Nat_Reads Beautiful!! 5y
A_planNerd Love!! 5y
vicgreentoriafield Everything looks so beautiful. I love seeing everyone's wrapping 5y
Avanders Aww thanks! @Nat_Reads @A_planNerd @vicgreentoriafield and me too.. love seeing what people do!! 🎃🎃🎃 5y
tpixie Fun shiny pumpkin wrap!! 5y
Linear Pretty!! 5y
Avanders @Linear thank you! I️ has so much fun with those! 5y
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Well I've washed out the pic on the right to the point that it's illegible... but my swaps are ready to go! On the left, @SamLBooks your #letshyggeswap will be on its way! On the right... well it's a mystery isn't it... 😉Heading to Cali for #letsgetcozy. 🎉🎉🎉

SamLBooks Oh my goodness! 😍 It's going to be hard to not open those immediately! 5y
Avanders @SamLBooks Trust me, I know the feeling!! 🤗 (edited) 5y
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#bookmail going out! 😍🙋🏻❤

riversong153 😳 😳😳😳💚💚💚💚 6y
mellisarock @riversong153 Find me on IG - if I find books that I know are good, I give them away on my story! 6y
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Yesterday's #bookmail 😂

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My #summersantagoespostal package arrived today! Thanks @Laalaleighh ! I can't wait to open it tomorrow. @BookishMarginalia #summersolsticebookexchange

Laalaleighh Oh my gosh! They taped right over the writing! I hope you like everything! 6y
LazyOwl Just in time 6y
Eridau @Laalaleighh ha! Yes they really did a job with the tape but I was able to pull it back to read what was underneath. Thanks you again. I'm excited to see what's inside tomorrow. 😁 6y
Suet624 Just in time! 6y
Gissy 👏👏👏👏👏 6y
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