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[greenyes] Books on Recycled Paper
Greenyessers,

As soon as I heard that the Canadian edition of the newest Harry Potter
book, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', was printed on 100%
recycled paper, I knew where I was going to purchase it.  It is
published by Raincoast Books and is the only known edition printed on
100% recycled paper.  J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter
series, wrote a special introductory note to this book extolling the
Canadian publisher for their willingness to go the extra mile and print
it on 100% recycled paper.  While in Ontario all last week I made plans
to purchase the book.  Instead, I received it as a gift on my birthday
from a friend in Ontario Canada.

I would encourage each and every one of you who have an affinity for
the Harry Potter series to make a determined effort to purchase the book
from a Canadian supplier to further encourage the use of recycled paper.
 The one Canadian bookseller that I am familiar with is 'Chapters'.  I'm
sure they would have a website.  The price is $43 Canadian and the
exchange rate was about 35% last week.  It is through examples like this
that we can send a very strong economic message to the producers of
recycled and non-recycled goods: "I'll go out of my way to purchase this
book that is not printed on paper made from virgin or old growth forest
trees and instead on recycled paper."  I have no idea how many copies
were printed by Raincoast books but wouldn't it be incredible if the
demand far exceeded the supply and they have to do a second printing?

Wayne





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