bargain books

The other day my local library was having a book sale so I thought I’d check it out. Turns out they were selling books for next to nothing. $5 for a box of books. Heck yes! A lot of the books were obviously ones that weren’t moving from the shelves or were a bit damaged. There were a lot of crime novels (snore), and piles of Mills & Boon novels (barf) so I really had to weed out the readable stuff from all the junk. I did manage to find some gems such as a copy of Lucky by Alice Sebold (author of the Lovely Bones) that was in great condition. I also grabbed some worn copies of The Hobbit and Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. I don’t know what compelled me to pick them up, because I already have my own copies of them. Maybe they just looked like they needed a loving home and my bookshelf is as good as any? I ended up just chucking lots of random books in (like Jane Fonda’s biography… hey, at a cost of around 20 cents, why not?). So now I have 22 books to add to my reading list. Bookwise, I think that’s me sorted for the rest of the year.


  1. Daydream Lily September 10, 2009

    awesome!! i would of gotten a box too. I'm always buying books, even when i have plenty at home to read. I have Lucky sitting on my bedside table reminding me to read it.

  2. lisa + cathy September 10, 2009

    oh dear lord reading =='
    i havent been so motivate to read
    its effecting my english
    i get corrected so many times a day hahaha. well i would definitely want to ready alice's adeventures in wonderland because its just the best story ever and the disney movie didnt have all the crazy songs.

  3. YoQueSe September 10, 2009

    The Hobbit and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!


  4. loft in soho September 10, 2009

    I adore books, there are always several on my nightstand and thousands around the house!


  5. June Paski September 11, 2009

    I want alice's adventures in wonderland!, I also want wizard of oz, very difficult to get it in my country >.<


  6. liana September 12, 2009

    ah cool i love the hobbit!

  7. beckyxoxo September 12, 2009

    wow that's so cheap ! you're so lucky ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Eva Internazionale September 12, 2009

    I'm a bit jealous. I always wish I could get books for this cheap.

  9. chicknamedhermia September 12, 2009

    Book sale …my heart jumped with happiness at the mere thought!

    Oh and darling, I'm just letting everyone in my blogroll know I'm having another competition to make up for being such a lame blogger recently!!! Work has been manic and I've been sick and I just haven't had the time to devote to all, so hopefully this makes up for it:

  10. beba, September 14, 2009

    Hah, that's great! For only $5! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Peace and love!

  11. Helena September 14, 2009

    $5 for a box
    wow that is amazing
    i can't believe my eyes
    ahh and got some lovely books there as well
    never read lucky only read lovely bones which i loved xxxx


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