Epic win at the thrift store.

Ponce De Leon, Florida
April 22, 2017 2:43pm CST
On the way into town to go to the grocery store, I stopped at the thrift store to see what books they had. They do an awesome thing where they sell a grocery sack full of books for two dollars. I have mentioned some of my book hauls there in the past here, and have made it kinda my "thing" to post whenever I go, and score books. I love books and I love being thrifty, so being able to score a whole bag for two bucks is a win win for me. Today I scored eight books in my bag for two dollars, two of them cookbooks and three of them hardcover editions. I am overjoyed with what I found today, and even happier that I got them for such a good deal. The eight books I bought are: -How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Green -The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency by Alexander McCall Smith -Little Bee by Chris Cleave - Happy Happy Happy by Phil Robertson -Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris -Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin -Fish:The Basics by Shirley King -Mastering the art of French Cooking by Julia Child and Simone Beck While I am excited about all the book I purchased, I am especially excited about the Julia Child's cookbook. I have been looking for it for YEARS. I actually gasped when I found it on the shelf. I am really looking forward to using some of the recipes. The Fish cookbook is pretty interesting too, it details how to clean and cook all kinds of fish as well as recipes for just about any kind of fish you could think of. The Chris Cleave book makes me pretty happy too. I found another book by him earlier this year at Dollar Tree and loved it so I am looking forward to reading this book,by him. Eight books for $2..14 with tax, isn't bad and this week it is definitely worth it for the Julia CHild's cookbook. What thrift store finds have you found recently?
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@Happy2BeMe (66905)
• Canada
22 Apr
That is an awesome deal. I haven't been to the thrift store in quite sometime.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
22 Apr
@Happy2BeMe I usually go once every other week, or every week if I can. I love being able to stock up on books for cheap. Although at some point I am going to need more shelves. Hows your weekend so far?
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@Happy2BeMe (66905)
• Canada
22 Apr
@thislittlepennyearns I usually go once a month or so. I also like going to the flea markets or yard sales. I am having a very lazy and relaxing weekend so far. Just the way i like it.
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• Ponce De Leon, Florida
22 Apr
@Happy2BeMe we live out in the boonies. Lol about eighteen miles from town so not very many garage sales. Im sure we will hit the flea market at least once this summer. Relaxing weekends are the best. Any hockey on this weekend?
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@JohnRoberts (39006)
• Los Angeles, California
22 Apr
That's a quarter a book. Nice deal. I look in thrift stores but haven't found anything exciting.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
23 Apr
@JohnRoberts What chains of thrift stores do you have in LA? There's a Salvation Army and a Goodwill right? Goodwill's usually have great book selection, but we don't have one within fifty miles, maybe more.
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@JohnRoberts (39006)
• Los Angeles, California
23 Apr
@thislittlepennyearns Yes, Goodwill and Salvation Army plus miscellaneous church and charity thrifts.
@Courtlynn (47433)
• United States
22 Apr
I don't go to thrift stores. But glad you have some new books to enjoy
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
23 Apr
@courtlynn , if I had my preference I woud buy all my books from thrift stores, and most of the time i do. Same with movies. lol
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@Courtlynn (47433)
• United States
23 Apr
@thislittlepennyearns thats good. Sounds cheap enough
@PainsOnSlate (19021)
• Canada
22 Apr
I rarely look at the books but I do have favorite authors and should...Not sure if it was in Canada or the somewhere else but someone picked up three or four old masters, framed paintings for next to nothing...don't remember the rest of the story but I think they were donated to a museum..
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
23 Apr
@paintsonslate I remember that story. It has happend a couple of times in the US.
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@NJChicaa (28478)
• United States
22 Apr
The Julia Chiild cookbook is quite the find!
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
23 Apr
@njchicaa That's what I thought, I was overjoyed that I found it. I know I can get the ebook version on Amazon, but that's not the same. I wanted to own the hardcopy.
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