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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Don't ya just love library book sales?!

OMGosh! I have to tell y'all how I made out at my neighborhood library's book sale! I bought the following books, ALL, for $16.00. No Joke! Here they are:

The Iliad
War and Peace
Canterbury Tales
The Odyssey
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
Quentins by Maeve Binchy

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Circle of Friends by Maeve Binchy
The Shipping News by Annie Proulx
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Diary of Anne Frank

I had no idea that they were even having a book sale. It was our usual day to visit the library and when we got there, I couldn't find a place to park. Then, I read the sign and realized what the heck was going on. BOOK SALE!!!!! I only had $16.00 cash on me. I'm serious, had they taken debit cards, I would have had to rent a U-Haul! All of my books were in excellent condition. And, although I do already own some of them in paperback, I HAD to pick up the hardcovers. And The Shipping News is one of my FAVES! Been meaning to buy it for some time now.

This is how I act EVERY TIME that I hit a library book sale. You'll hear stuff like this from me a few times a year. Sorry! Just want to encourage everyone to BUY, BUY, BUY when they happen.

So, you may be asking me as a writer, and aspiring published author, how would I feel about people buying my book for hardly anything? Well, if readers were to buy a cheap book from anyplace, I'd prefer it be the library. It was all for a great cause. Supporting your local library supports literacy. And, when literacy wins, we all win.


Shoe Mood:

With the right shoes and enough cash,
I could have gone ALL day!


Kelly said...

How fun! You bought some great classics!

Christina Farley said...

Looks like you got some great deals!

Chasing the Moon said...

Heavenly! I could just look at books for hours. What great finds! Happy reading...

Bish Denham said...

I LOVE it when our library has a book sale. And I agree, I'd rather buy a book from the library for next to nothing than from say, Amazon or EBay.

Support you local library! (Great finds by the way...)

Angela said...

My library always has a section of books they are selling, either they're getting a but rumpled around the edges, or they aren't pulling in the readers like they used to. Not only do I totally SCORE getting some great new books for next to nothing, but I get to give homes to these guys so they're not forgotten by the world.

Captain Hook said...

That's awesome!! Yes I love library sales.

ReNu said...

What a great deal! At least they sold the books. My old college library BURNT all the old books they didn't want. Yes, B.U.R.N.T.

CJ Raymer said...

Oh my, ladies! I'm so glad I keep such great company... Tee! Hee!

They were really great finds!

Angela - I love what you said about giving them homes so that they are not forgotten by the world. How poignant.

ReNu - I cannot believe that! That's just a travesty!

Emily Cross said...

Oh, library sales are like a treasure chest of cheap goodies. I love them!! Glad you got some great deals

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