Monday, November 22, 2010

Used Book Scores!

Used Bookstores are da' bomb, am I right? My boyfriend has an E Reader (brand to remain nameless) and while I totally can understand the allure of such things, I am certainly more of a "real" book kind of girl. Where does one get books? Well at the book store of course. The best kinds of bookstores? Well Used bookstores of course... and I'll tell you why. The books are, for the most part, CHEAP. The have character. You can get classics with awesome covers (not the movie companion versions). Used bookstores, like your regular chains, are a good way to spend an afternoon, just lookin' around. I am currently collecting books that I deem "classics" so that #1 I can read them and #2 so my kids won't have to fins copies for their reading lists... no, I don't have any kids but if nothing else, I am a planner.

Just some of my "classics" scores on my most recent trip to Bearly Read Books and Pauper's Books are as follows (and don't be jealous):

1. The Importance of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde
2. The Crucible, Arthur Miller
3. Wuthering Heights, Emily Bronte
4. 1984, George Orwell
5. The Bridge of San Luis Rey, Thornton Wilder

.... all for $5.00, HOLLA!


  1. That cover of 1984 is awesome!

    It just occurred to me we have two Amandas now! I don't know how I'm going to tell you guys apart!

  2. A local thrift store recently had "fill a plastic shopping bag with books" for $1. I found some great books for my REAL kids. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow was one classic I found that day. Plus a favorite from my childhood, The Witch of Blackbird Pond.

  3. I have that version of Wuthering Heights! That is one sexy Heathcliff!

  4. I'm slowly hunting for the classic, too. They're classic for a reason; they're good! Also good planning, as these will be on High School readings list for years to come.

    Nope digital readers don't appeal to me, there's nothing like a tangible, real book (with real pages, wow!)

    I love our local use book store, Chamblins. It is AMAZING, a treasure trove of books and you can sell them your books or trade them in for credit. I could live in that place :)


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