Blog Hop: Buying Library Books

book blogger hopThis week’s Book Blogger Hop question: What time of the year does your library have its library sale?

My library does a warehouse sale about every two months, which is completely brilliant. Best prices in town–$1 for kids books and paperbacks, $2 for hardbacks. But a couple of times a year they do a brown bag sale—just $6 for as many books as you can fit in a grocery bag. I brought home 17 books last time…

The warehouse sale is very bad for my bookshelf space, but very good for my book budget! And I’ve been able to find some books I really love and would have spent a lot more money on if I had to. I’ve also bought some books (especially at the brown bag sale) that I might not have bought if I hadn’t been able to throw them into the one bag for the same price—but while I usually only buy books I know I want to keep, in this case I make an exception. And if I read the book and don’t want to keep it, of course I donate it back to the library!

4 thoughts on “Blog Hop: Buying Library Books

  1. dianem57

    So your local library will take as donations books they have ALREADY sold at their book sale? That’s really recycling working overtime!

  2. Not all UK public library services have regular sales of surplus books, but years ago local libraries where I lived would occasionally have a trolley half filled with unwanted titles — mostly out of date scientific or technical texts but sometimes I’d find an out of print novel I’d been searching for or an unexpected treasure by an author new to me. Luckily some bookshop chains here also feature Sale shelves which I excitedly explore!

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