Saturday, August 21, 2010

An Unexpected Book Find

A new Half Price Books opened a few days ago, and I checked it out today. I did not find anything there, but I was impressed with how the management makes a store that has been open only three days look just like a store that has been in business for many months. The store had the full range of books and even had books in the clearance section. The clearance section amused me since the store just opened.

I then visited a thrift store where I found another ceramic Christmas tree. Next, I checked out a used book store that I visit occasionally. Much to my surprise, I discovered that the owner was liquidating his inventory. Every book in the store was $1.00! Of course many books had already sold, but many books remained.

I felt like I was at a library book sale except that I did not have to hurry. I pulled out the books that interested me the most, and then I thought about how far I wanted to go. I probably spent around 20 minutes looking over the children's books, and this is what I bought.

I probably have some duds in the bunch, but I tried to take what I thought would be of some interest to somebody. I will be keeping a few of the books. Most of the books will be sold, and many of them will be sold in lots. It's always fun coming home with a big stack of books.


Jenn Fisher said...

Great deals! I'd love to find a store selling off stock at 1.00 :)


beautifulshell said...

Man, I never seem to find stores with that kind of selection regardless of the price!

Paula said...

Congratulations on the interesting and fun finds!

Lauren said...

Wow, that's quite a haul. And at $1 each, even a dud isn't going to hurt too much!

Used bookstores go out of business all the time here and I've still never found such a deal.

Hannah said...

I am SO jealous! But that's totally awesome that you found so many at such a great deal.

Jennifer White said...

The downside of this is that I will never be able to go to that book store again. It was a good place to look for series books, obviously. But at least I did think to check it this weekend while out and about, so I was able to get some books! :)

I listed some of the books on eBay in lots. You will notice that some are listed below cost. The Little Colonel books seem to sell for $5-7 each in eBay auctions, so I priced those higher. It will be interesting to see what, if any, interest there is.

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Some of the books listed have nothing to do with this find, like the Betty Gordon and Trixie Belden books. Finding these books motivated me to list some books that I meant to list a few weeks ago.