Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Feature -Our Local Used Bookstore

Though I love the crisp, new paperbacks at Barnes & Noble, there's nothing like walking into a used bookstore. You never know what you'll find between the pages of pre-loved books. There's a used bookstore near our house that we go to at least once every two weeks. It's nearby a beautiful lake and several other shops (and a great sushi take-out place!).

They buy back books for most of the year, so every time we walk in there is a new addition. You can buy paperbacks for half-price and hardbacks for as much as 70% off. They have a great selection, ranging from biographies and history books to literary novels and mysteries. They also have a separate room for collectible classics and children's books.

Do you have a local used bookstore? A bit of research online may help you find a local hidden gold mine!

Love and (a book) light,



  1. Loved this post (and your illustrations!). Harvard Book Store in Cambridge is a favorite for their used book basement -- so many gems found there.

  2. That used book basement sounds so delightful! Thanks for your compliments about my photos. They're the among the first I've ever taken with my camera.

  3. I am so jealous of your second hand book store. We have a few here but they aren't as packed or as pretty as yours. Always worth going in and having a look round though.

  4. oh dorothy i wanna go with you!!! i could spend delicious hours in a used book shop. i always go to the classics and hope to score a dedication -- my favorite find was "pride and prejudice" when i needed it most (it was a sign): http://dolcevitamicaela.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-needed-day-off.html i get teary-eyed just reading that again :(

    but my last bookshop purchase were these and on happier terms ;) :



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