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Coach House's Sex Trade-in Sale

Maidenhead by Tamara Faith Berger

"It's a dirty book. [Maidenhead is] much darker than Fifty Shades of Grey, but it's very intellectually smutty. It's very well written. I highly recommend it." — Becky Toyne, CBC's Fresh Air

Tamara Faith Berger's Maidenhead (Coach House Books) is getting a lot of well-deserved buzz, and many of the glowing reviews compare it to E.L. James's Fifty Shades of Grey. The comparison is the inspiration behind Coach House's Sex Trade-In Sale.

Take that copy of Fifty Shades of Grey off of your bedside table and trade it in at Coach House for a copy of Maidenhead at an amazingly low price ($12) throughout August. Coach House tells you how to make the swap:

Step One:
Do you live near downtown Toronto? If not, skip to Step Three.

Step Two:
Take your Fifty Shades of Grey to Coach House Books (at 80 bpNichol Lane) during business hours (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and trade it in for a brand-new copy of Tamara Faith Berger's Maidenhead for a discounted price of $12! (Note: You must bring in a copy of Fifty Shades of Grey to receive the discounted price.) Skip ahead to Step Four.

Step Three:
If you aren't able to physically trade in your copy of Fifty Shades of Grey, we can still help you. Simply email mail@chbooks.com a photo (under 1 MB, please!) of you with your copy of the book, along with your favourite (or least favourite) passage from the novel. We'll email you back a code for our online store that will discount Maidenhead to $12 (before shipping) for the print edition, or $8 for the ebook.

Step Four:
Read and enjoy Maidenhead!

What happens to all of those traded-in copies of Fifty Shades of Grey? The good people at Coach House will donate them to "book-hungry charities in Toronto."

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