Don’t get me wrong. I love Borders and Barnes & Noble. However, being the Cheap Chic Chick that I am, I always turn to Amazon.com 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!