Finn McSpool Heads to Book Addict Paradise

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.

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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.

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Looks like he’s really getting into the cat-themed mysteries.

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.

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Where it all began!

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.

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Woohoo!!!

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.

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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.

 

19 thoughts on “Finn McSpool Heads to Book Addict Paradise

  1. Unfortunately, my library doesn’t host such a grand event😪 , but I stock up every 3rd of every month online at different discount stores. Not as exciting. However, it satisfies my book-loving needs.

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    1. Hmmm…maybe you need to encourage your library to start a sale. After all, online book hunting just doesn’t have the same “OMG LOOK AT ALL THE LOVELIES!” feel as walking into a school gymnasium that’s filled nearly wall to wall with books. Still, I like how book shopping is part of your monthly to-do list :)) Thanks for popping by!

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  2. Going to a sale like that would be so fun. I miss the yard sales they used to have when I was a kid in the United States. Nothing better than cheap junk…I mean treasures! 😀

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    1. Thanks for commenting, JM! It is fun and I look forward to it every year…especially the $5-a-bag day when I can load up on books by authors I might not have tried before. I haven’t been to a yard sale in quite a while, but do remember getting a few piles of books from the ones I’ve been to…along with plenty of other goodies/junk/treasures :))

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  3. There’s an organization, the American Association of University Women, that holds book sales in a local mall twice a year. They use the money from book sales to pay for scholarships, one of which I was fortunate enough to receive several years ago. It helped make it possible to avoid taking out a student loan, and I’ve always been very grateful for that.

    The book sales are fun. People slowly walk around these long tables while holding growing piles of books. The women who run the sale take the piles and keep them til the person is done shopping. Sometimes making it out to the car with all can be a challenge but it’s worth it =).

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    1. That is such a great cause and CONGRATULATIONS for getting one of the scholarships!! And you nailed the book sale scene…people inching by the tables with their piles of books. I usually end up having to drag my bag along the floor because it gets so heavy :)) What makes it worse…there’s little parking at the sale so I walk to it. It’s a long, slow trudge home. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  4. I’m not surprised you look forward to this every year… A bag of books for five bucks? YES PLEASE! I see Mr McSpool talked you into picking up a couple of those feline mysteries, too!

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    1. Yes, he managed to shove a few of them in. Luckily they were running low toward the end of the sale otherwise the entire bag might have been filled to the brim with feline sleuthing! I think he’s hoping to be a Watson to SherCat Holmes.

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      1. Gads, I wish! But wait, could Victorian-era cat mysteries be my next series? I’m not sure how I’ll get the cat to inject himself with cocaine without any opposable thumbs, though. Maybe he could lap it up in his milk?

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