Sunday, April 8, 2012

Library Sale & Goodwill Finds

This week I heard about a library sale in a nearby city.  I'd heard that children's books were $.25 each, which is what prompted me to go to the sale. Sadly, that information was wrong! Which was okay because I didn't find but one children's book. Not sure if I love library sales for children's books. The kids books seem so torn up, doesn't seem worth it. None-the-less, here's what I got at the library sale:

Children's Books:

Big Bird's Guessing Game About Shapes - this is a board book in pretty good condition, not bad for $.50.


Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Year 2) - this was such a nice copy, I got it for $1, and so now I have to find Year 1 and start reading them.


Prayers for Sale by Sandra Dallas - have read this from the library, loved it, so I picked it up for a couple bucks.

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski - I know nothing about this book except for seeing a copy of it around, looked in good shape so I picked it up.

Then I picked up three books by Sarah Dessen, my daughter's favorite author, Lock and Key, The Truth about Forever, and Someone Like You.  You're welcome, daughter!

The bunch was a tad pricey at $13, but they're all books I like or will at least read, so it's worth it.

Now onto Goodwill half price day today.  Here's the low-down:

I still have to learn more about taking pictures of my books (i.e. bright light on the top book), but here we go anyway.

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever - a cool book with lots of pictures and words.  (Later, I started looking through my Little Golden Books and found that I have a Little Golden Book of the Best Word Book Ever, but it's called Best Little Word Book Ever.

Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis, illustrated by Laura Cornell - I have a couple other books by Jamie Lee Curtis, she writes pretty well for kids. I loved those books so I picked this one up today.

Who's Home? An Animal Lift-the-Flap Book by Neecy Twinem. This is not a board book, but it is a life-the-flap book and my son loves those. He'll enjoy this one when he's older.

Little Golden Books - Tootle, My First Counting Book, The Poky Little Puppy, Little Golden Picture Dictionary, The Color Kittens (this is an older version than the one circulating now, from 1994.), The Three Little Pigs (this one is old, from 1973, in relatively good condition), and Barney The Best Christmas Eve. My son loves Barney, hence this purchase. I don't think any Barney books or any paraphernalia will ever become collector's items, do you?

And, last but not least, I found Laura Bush's personal memoir, Spoken from the Heart, a hardcover in relatively good condition.

Less than $8 for all of this, not a bad shopping trip! What have you found this week? Linking up to Flea Market Finds, Thrift Share Monday, and The Penny Worthy Project.

Happy Easter! Enjoy your day and your latest book!


  1. you got some great books there! i'm still collecting the Harry Potter adult versions (the ones with the black covers) but they are super hard to find. am also an Agatha Christie collector and am at the point now where i have to find rare ones. such fun!

  2. cool collection! and Harry Potter is a great read!!!

    the reflection in that book is because of 2 things: the glossy finish and the light above...tilt the book down (less of an angle) and that should fix it.

  3. Thanks for the Comments and the help on the picture! I'll remember those hints next time!

  4. I love books also. I get lots of books from tag sales and I don't like to pay more than .25 for them. However, the hard covers are usually $1.and sometimes I cave. I read the Laura Bush book and it was wonderful. I really admire her. Well, I'll drop in again. Linda

  5. I simply adored Richard Scarry's books when I was a child! ^_^

    p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog!


  6. Ooh, I love that you scored do many Sarah Dessen books! I love library sales, but I always manage to miss the best books by one person; I usually get there in time to see someone reaching for a really awesome book that I totally would have wanted, only to turn and see another book that someone else has just reached for. Lol. One of these days I'll get there early enough for the books that aren't completely damaged.

    1. I'm usually that way too. There were other people with lists that I had to reach under to get these books! ha! Thanks for visiting!