The Cheap Chic Couple

(Or How To Enjoy The Finer Things In Life Without Breaking The Bank)

The $4.25 Bargain for A Bookworm January 4, 2008

Filed under: bargains,used books — cheapchiccouple @ 6:10 pm

Don’t get me wrong. I love Borders and Barnes & Noble. However, being the Cheap Chic Chick that I am, I always turn to and eBay if there’s a specific book I want to buy. When I do find it, I typically opt for the slightly-used-but-in-good-condition. Unless you’ve got an obsession with having books in immaculate condition, it ain’t gonna’ kill ya’ to buy a preowned book. After all, isn’t it the content that you’re after anyways?

Another great source of bargains for bookworms is the local library. Yesterday, I stopped by the one down the street from our house and in addition to borrowing a few books, I indulged myself by browsing the selection in the Used Book For Sale section.

Here’s the treasure trove that I walked away with:

  • 4 back issues of National Geographic (NG’s are timeless. I read and re-read mine all the time, and the library was giving them away so I took some. If I do get tired of them, I will use them to make handmade paper or art collages…FREE!
  • 3 hard-cover books…$1 each
  • 2 paperbacks…$0.50 each
  • 1 hard-cover children’s book (Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs And Ham)…$0.25

That’s a grand total of $4.25. Woohoo!