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Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu
Wed Jun 4 01:05:56 PDT 2008
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Pearson Education User Group Program Newsletter
Thank you for reading the Pearson Education User Group Program quarterly
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and share our news and offers.
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In the Store
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June 25 / Mountain View, California
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User Group Offers
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Purchase from bn.com or stop by your nearest Barnes & Noble retail
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