Every year there’s a magical time I look forward to with great anticipation. No, it’s not Amazon Prime Day (really?), it’s not Christmas (by the time that rolls around I’m sick of the whole fiasco) and it’s not my birthday (during which I scream, “I’m HOW old??!! How did that happen?”).
No, this is three days of pure joy….my local library’s annual book sale.
Book lovers, you may want to grab a towel, because you’re going to drool over these numbers…
Hardbacks for $2! Trade paperbacks for $1! Regular paperbacks for 50 cents!!
I’m sorry, did someone just swoon?
Okay, those prices are good, but on Day Two everything is half off. Squeeee!!!! And on Day Three…I hope you’re sitting down…You can fill up any bag to the brim with books for only $5.
I know! Crazy, right?! It’s enough to cause some bibliophilic palpitations.
And, of course, being a book lover himself, Finn McSpool loves to join me as I browse table after table of books…and to pause for a few photo ops.
There’s always something that makes me do a double take at the sale. This year, it was a copy of an adaptation of the movie that spawned my love/obsession with Greek mythology….Clash of the Titans.
This year the choices were a bit slimmer than normal since the library is taking far fewer donations. It’s not that they don’t want them, but there’s simply no room to store the donated books since they’ve moved to an itty bitty tiny temporary location while the old building is being completely remodeled.
Still, there’s enough choices for a book addict to dive right in. Wait, Finn, I didn’t mean literally. Oh well, he seems happy.
The end result of my weekend of bliss? $6.50 spent and a nice stash of books and even some DVDs that will hopefully keep Finn occupied…for a couple weeks, anyway.
What about you? Ever lug home several pounds of books from a sale? Where do you stock up on books? Does your library sell used books? Share your book-loving thoughts in a comment below!!
PS – This isn’t Finn’s first foray into a library book sale. If you want to see the results of his first book shopping expedition, click HERE.