• Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

An Unconventional Librarian

Dive into Diversity

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




My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

13 thoughts on “Thrift Store SCORE!”
  1. I love that list! Sounds like what I say when I make excuses for my book hoarder ways! I love the used book stores for those very reasons and I also like to collect books, used book sales are the perfect way to find some gems.

    1. we’re not hoarders, Lisa, we’re collectors. besides, i still have plenty of floor space available for hoarding/collecting, how about you!

  2. I wish I had some local used book stores.

    1. oh lisa how sad for you. when you have kids you HAFTA have used books, esp if youre like me and forget to return books to the library…

  3. It sounds like we would have fun going to used book stores together. I am currently reading “Thinking in Pictures” by Temple Grandin for pleasure and I have read some of the “Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging” series. 😀

    1. I think we would have a blast Lindsay! Thanks for the Temple Grandin suggestion!

  4. I sort through the shelves at our Goodwill stores here for books. The “fancy Goodwill” usually has really good ones for dirt cheap.

  5. I love a good trip to a used bookstore but I have had to stop because I don’t have time to read most of them!

    1. finding time is a big problem cindy. well not for me, of course, cuz i dont sleep.

  6. I love it. We have only one used bookstore near us and their prices are way too high, but then they’re in a mall. What a geat haul you got.

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