The Book-of-the-Month Club, out of Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, is a club I've been a member for about a year now, and have been very satisfied with it. Unlike other clubs I've tried before, they do not automatically send "the selection-of-the-month" or anything like that. You do get regular mailings of what they are offering, and they have quite a nice selection, including numerous reference books.
The reason I am mentioning this club is that they offer a free book of one's choice when a club member introduces someone else who becomes a member. My plan is to let Tsukuba International School choose these bonus books for their school library.
If you are interested, contact me and I'll send in your name. You will receive a brochure listing the available books all at pretty decent prices, and as a bonus for signing on, you get to choose 3 books for about the price of one. They only ask that you buy at least two books, after which you can cancel at any time. I've gotten some really nice reference books, such as the Oxford Dictionary of the World, the New York Public Library Science Desk Reference and the Oxford Companion to the Bible, all for less than $40.
The International Women's Network (IWN) is a group of women who enjoy chatting with people from all over the world. We hold a monthly potluck dinner where we exchange information about the local community while eating a variety of foods. No reservation is needed to attend the potluck. Just bring one dish of food and show up at the meeting. Newcomers are always welcome! Take advantage of this unique opportunity to enjoy the international city of Tsukuba with us!
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