Thrift Store SCORE!

If you’re like me, you relish any chance to go to a bookstore; especially a used book store!

Used bookstores are always such fun because:

  • you get so many books CHEAP
  • you can buy books you wouldn’t normally read
  • you don’t feel bad not finishing a book that only cost $.50
  • you’re recycling, so it’s GREEN
  • books make your purse really heavy which in turn could act like a weapon in case of self-defense
  • there’s a chance you might meet a dog
  • i get to carry my The Strand bag which makes me feel very hoity toity

Recently, I dragged The Man to yet another local used book store, called Harvest Book Company. I immediately fell in love with the place because one of the employees was taking a dog for a quick walk outside.  The dog, which looked to be some sort of spaniel, greeted me with a sniff and I was smitten.  Ashley, the dog, was partially blind  and while she/he led us into the store, she kept bumping into things.

I took this meeting as a good omen, cuz who doesn’t want to meet a friendly pooch during your day?

At the end of our visit, I was happy with our purchases.  To be sure, these prices were not the best I’ve seen, but I’m still happy with my haul.  During our visit, I was able to score:

a book for The Man about Al Capone

A book by Temple Grandin that I’ve been looking for


No, David, which I love and goes over very well with the little lovies




and several more books in the series Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison.

Pumpkin got me hooked on this series

and she was excited to receive a few more






and a few miscellaneous postcards which I am excited to send to my new friends as part of Teach Preschool‘s postcard exchange!

All in all, win-win!

What have you scored lately?

As usual, I’m linking up to Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures!

PammyPam, an Unconventional Librarian




Books have a life of their own on YouTube

I stumbled across this piece from Entertainment Weekly which reminded me of Toy Story.  Everyone wonders what toys do when their owners are not around, right? They come to life and lead fascinating lives with interesting adventures. The video below is similar only it involves books.

What do books in a bookstore do when the lights are out?


Here’s a similar video that  involves organizing your bookshelf.

if only it were that easy, right?


And most importantly, visit an independent retailer.

Support a local business. Here’s my favorite, Towne Book Center & Cafe

And this weekend I’m excited to be visiting Harvest Book Company!


Do you have a video about books (or puppies or cats or babies) to share?