day 21: books galore {31 days of thrifting}

I love buying books at thrift stores. They have so many to choose from!
 
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I mean, where else can you buy children’s books like these for 49 cents?IMG_4406-1
 
Or a $2 copy of The Scarlet Letter from 1923:
 
or a hardcover copy of Grace-Based Parenting for $1.99:
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{haven’t read this one yet, but it’s very well reviewed! have you read it? what did you think?}
 
Every Goodwill I’ve been to has had a ton of books to choose from- cookbooks, fiction, non-fiction, vintage school books, readers, Bibles, and so much more- all for $3 or less.
 
Thrift stores and consignment sales have become our primary source of books for the last few years. You just can’t beat their prices!
 
Do you thrift books too? What was your most exciting book find? I’d love to hear! :D
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29 comments

Jacksonandryleighsmom said...

It's a challenge finding inexpensive books here, some of the thrift stores are a little pricey. BUT I did find a copy of The Three Musketeers for my oldest that looks like the same one I read at his age, for $1 so that was exciting!! PS: Sorry I haven't posted on here lately, I promise I'm not ignoring your rad blog, I've just been on vacation!

shannonkay said...

I like the used bookstore at the library. They're not former library books, just donated books they sell to benefit the library. They're really cheap like your thrifted books too.

Michelle Norris Wimp said...

hmmm, try this, its the actual post link (i'm such a newbie at this i'm sorta a click, highlight, post with crossed fingers and one eye open and one closed, lol!)
http://allthatglitter-mwimp.blogspot.com/2011/10/findy-friday.html

mandyBH said...

Wow!! 25 cents???? that's amazing! I will have to look up those books- we're always on the lookout for good series! :D

mandyBH said...

Oh, that's cool! I tried to click through but the link didn't work, would you mind sending again? I'd love to read it! :)

mandyBH said...

Oh, how cool! I'm so excited for you! I love that!

and thank you for your sweet comment! I am so glad you are here! :D

mandyBH said...

That's awesome!! Does your GW give free Bibles? Ours does- which is so cool!

mandyBH said...

You can never go to Barnes and Noble after you thrift! It's painful, isn't it! LOL! I love thrifting prices!
Thank you for reading along with me! :D

mandyBH said...

Wow!! I want to go book shopping with you! Great prices!!

mandyBH said...

Wow! I love those too! Great scores! :)

mandyBH said...

That's exactly how I feel- 50 cents for a good cause, even if we only use it a couple of times, it would be a far better deal than retail. I'm so glad you can use your Nook! How cool is that!!

mandyBH said...

Wow! that's awesome! I would love to find a set like that!

mandyBH said...

Oh, now I can't wait to read it!

Thank you for reading along with me! I'm so glad you're here! :D

Sallie said...

My favorite thrifted books: A hardback, illustrated copy of Island of the Blue Dolphins for $1.49, a hardback, ribbon-bookmarked copy of The Tales of Winnie-the-Pooh for $1.99, and a hardback copy of The Tale of Peter Rabbit (published by Warne) for $2. All are favorites from my childhood, and I was thrilled to find them!

Molly B said...

I buy all our books pretty much from the GW. I have been teaching our boys (who love books) that it is so much better to spend .30 cents on a book they will read one or two times versus $6.99 (or more) at the book fair or book store (although we do let them get scholastic book orders on occasion. . .that's just fun to do). When my husband bought me a nook color this past spring, I was excited but a little part of me cringed, thinking of having to buy books AT FULL PRICE. (that is, until I discovered you can check books out from the library on the nook). I LOVE thrifting for books!

Kia said...

buy *1* get 2 free

Kia said...

I bought Cane River in great condition for 50 cents as a library discard. The Salvation Army near us had a great sale on books--buy get 2 free! I've spent about $5 total on 33 books.

Mom, net Mom said...

I am the queen of St. Vinnies, and am not able to drive one without stopping to look at kids books. The most thrilling find? Hard to say as every time I get to buy a large stack of books for pennies on the dollar it makes my heart smile. Over half of our "kid library" and homeschool stash is from second hand stores! So much fun.

Keep up the fun posts!

MomnetMom said...

I agree!

Lisa said...

There is a man at our church connected with a ministry that sends bibles and study materials out around the world to people that have none. Goodwill and thrift shops are excellent places to get stacks of items to send. For a few bucks you can spread the Word!

Michelle Norris Wimp said...

oh i wuld luv $.25 books that is awesome~

Ashley Werner said...

I stumbled across your blog about a week ago and i have checked it every day since......I love it:). I have an Etsy store so i am always thrifting to find new treasures for it and it's so fun to read about all your thrifting finds! I generally only buy furniture to repaint for our home, home decor or things for my Etsy store from thrift stores but you have inspired me to start looking for clothes for my family and pretty much anything else we need at the thrift store! I also have an old home and we are ALWAYS fixing something up so i really enjoy your home posts! Your blog is very fun and comforting to read:).

Anna said...

I was at a little thrift store a few blocks from my grandmothers house. I'm not sure what the name is, but she always calls it "The Junk Store." Their books are always $.25. I found a book called "Jothams Journey: A Storybook for Advent." We read it and loved it. We've read several of the series now.

Michelle Wimp said...

haha! we musta been on the same wave length lately! check out my new post and the books i got this past week! http://allthatglittermwimp.blogspot.com/
not trying to plug it just thot it was funny we posted about the same thing

Jennifer @ The Toy Box Years said...

I found the entire Chronicles of Narnia series for $5 at our local Goodwill! It was in perfect condition and I'm now saving it to give to our daughter for Christmas!

Miriah said...

Cane River is amazing. Tragic and hopeful at the same time. I love thrifting for books and pretty much everything else too! I recently found your blog and am enjoying your 31 days of thrifting very much!

Amber said...

I love buying books form Goodwill. The only problem is there are so many to choose from and the price is very cheap 4/$1. Yes, we have many books at our house. Today I found a Joyce Meyer book, Approval Addiction, Miserly Moms by Jonni McCoy. An interesting Fiction book called The Potluck Club and A book that goes in the Outlander series.

Amber said...

Oops I meant from Goodwill.

Anonymous said...

I found a ton of those hard back discovery books for kids from the creation story to mummies and pirates for kids for .39 to 1.99 each at GW! I also found a hard cover encyclopedia type book about the president of the United States and one about The States of the US. Also a hard cover Eric Carle book we don't have yet! They were all brand new also!!! My heart skipped a beat I couldn't believe my luck! I am starting a Christmas tradition this year that starting on Dec. 1st through the 24th I will wrap up a new book for the kids and let them open one a day. I am a book junkie and love thrifting for them!