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From My Inbox: A Press Release from Helen Oram

ALA & Woman’s Day Recognize Publisher of Book Sale Finder

Hudson, Massachusetts – Helen Oram, the owner and publisher of Book Sale Finder, is a winner in a contest co-sponsored by Woman’s Day magazine and the American Libraries Association. The theme of the contest was "How I started a business with the help of libraries", and 4 winners were chosen from thousands of entries.

Helen’s winning essay describes how she and her husband built their successful website,, using help from librarians and Friends of Library groups throughout the USA and Canada. Beginning in 1994, they published 3 editions of a book telling where book sales can be found. By 1997, they had expanded the business to take advantage of the Internet revolution. Today, is an essential resource for book lovers everywhere, and Ms. Oram continues to rely upon the knowledge and helpfulness of library groups.

"I’m proud to be recognized by Woman’s Day and ALA," said Ms. Oram. "I have depended upon libraries all my life: as a child, as an adult, as a mother, and as a business owner. I hope this helps motivate others to use the unparalleled resources of their local libraries, and I especially hope that they will attend used book sales. Our motto is: Good Books at Good Prices
for a Good Cause – Everybody Wins!"