Sunday, April 5, 2015

My Book Sale Bargains


 A book sale is a lot of fun... we haven't been to one for many months and we always find a few books at this particular sale.  Once again.... I found some treasures....

It is nice to be able to search through so many books.... 
 Cookbooks, gardening books, herb books, music, old books, newer books, fiction, non fiction... so much to look through....


In our world today, books are not treasured as they once were... now people read on kindle, on their phone, on a computer... but I still like a "real" book... one that I can hold in my hand... one I can make notes in or highlight... and the book becomes so much more useful to me. 

I have bought many books at garage sales, library sales, other book sales... and I enjoy them... and we use our books. I have sometimes found books in new shape... even wonderfully bound Bibles. I talk to the people at the sales and have found many people who are selling their books because they don't need them anymore... they just use their electronic books. Some people no longer have ANY books in their home... only electronic books... including the Bible..... so if the grid goes down... these people don't even have a BIBLE? Wow.  Anyway... I will buy them....   :)
 A big sale like this was a bit overwhelming...especially when my time was limited... and I was thankful for the organization of the books... they had them in sections which were well-marked.  I couldn't stay long ... and had to rush... but I found some things.  Thankfully, two of my guys also went... and they carried my books. :)
 One thing I do at garage sales or book sales that are so large... is that I try to go through the sale, looking at items and choosing what I want or need... and then I go back through, going the opposite direction... I have found that I find treasures that way... things that I didn't even notice the first time through.

This is one of those... this book was tucked down in and I missed it the first time through... and I almost missed it the second time through. 

I tend to buy books for reference...and I bought herb books, health books, gardening books and more...

I like books and I look forward to using my new books... and putting them into our library so they will be available when I need them.

I also need to go through my books and pull the ones I no longer need... this is an important step. :)  Otherwise we have too many books and not enough room.  

I was pleased with my purchases... the paperback books were 75c each and  the hardcover were $1.50.  I think I got my money's worth. :)  I was sad to find out that this particular church book sale will no longer be holding book sales, but I know God will continue to provide through other sales. 





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30 comments:

  1. Lucky you! I saw some books in the pictures I think I would have loved! I too have resisted the "kindle" effect, and still love my paper bound books! Cookbooks are a particular weakness for me, as well as old classic writings, especially by Catherine Marshall, and others. Have fun reading your new treasures!

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    1. It was indeed a fun treasure of books that I brought home and I am enjoying them..... I am so thankful to increase my herb book collection... and others... Thank you for visiting. :)

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  2. I know what you mean...I like to actually hold a book in my hands! I guess you and I are kindred souls and from the "old school". My aunt was just saying last night, she wonders what people would do "should the lights go out" and there were no electronics. I just prefer the old ways. So thankful you were able to find such great bargains on books you really love. :) I am praying for you, sweet friend. :)

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    1. What a joy to hear from you, Cheryl! :) I DO like many old school things... and my kids love to tease me about it as they try to talk me into using electronic devices for alarms, schedules, planning, etc.... just can't do it... I like paper and pen too much. I am getting better at doing writing on the computer instead of longhand, so I AM making progress. :) I am praying for you also......

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  3. It's always nice to have a physical book in hand to read as compared to a PDF or e-books. Great that you were able to find some bargains.

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    1. It is nice to have those "real" books and I am glad for the ones I was able to find..... :) Thank you for visiting.

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  4. I love book sales! It looks like you got some good ones!

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    1. I do too... and I think they are good ones... especially the ones I will be able to use again and again in research. :)

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  5. I have a Nook but I still like the old fashion way of reading. Our local library district holds a book sale each year and I absolutely love it! We've gone so far as to park our car in the lot overnight so we get a close parking spot, lol. We always fill our trunk up so we need to be close. Thanks for sharing with us at Wake Up Wednesday Linky Party.
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    1. Oh, wow... you ARE dedicated to getting those good deals on the books! :) I do have different book sales that I enjoy checking out each year... and I almost always find some good ones. :)

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  6. Oh my.... look at all of those delightful books! I could spend hours there :) It looks like you found some wonderful books that will be enjoyed. Thanks, my dear, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration.

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    1. It is fun to find those who also enjoy books... and book sales.... yes, I found some great ones...and will be enjoying them. :)

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  7. That Amish Friends cookbook looks so interesting. I love books. I only read books, don't have a Kindle and don't have any electronic books, nor will I. I love the feel of books, love looking at covers and love having them on my shelf. It looks like you found some real keepers here.

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    1. I agree with you... and I have several bookshelves full of books to show for it. :) I was thankful to find that cookbook and some other great resources. :) Thank you for visiting,.

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  8. Oh, you found some great titles! I am with you! I need the tangible book in my hand, it just feels great :) And I like them as decoration too :)

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    1. I am glad to have found some great ones... and I look forward to reading them. I also have been glad to find others who like books as much as I do. :)

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  9. What fabulous finds! I also prefer to have an actual paper book in my hands when reading. Seems so much more cozy to me. Enjoy your new treasures!

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    1. I do too.... and I like being able to go back to it if I want to. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  10. I love Bargin books! We have a ton ourself here at home.

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    1. They can add up, that's for sure... which is why I have to go through them periodically and get rid of the ones I don't use anymore. :) Thank you for visiting.

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  11. Great book haul!! Books are something I love buying in bulk like this, too. Thanks for joining us at Idea Box. I hope you link up with us again this week! Party goes live at 6am Thursday.

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    1. Books are such treasures.... and friends :) ..... thank you for visiting and I am glad to know the start time for the blog party... I will plan to arrive sometime after 6. :)

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  12. Nice haul! Oh I so wish I could go to a book sale.

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    1. Thank you... they are fun! Our library system has a yearly book sale also and I know of other public libraries who do the same thing... you might find the same in your area... or a thrift store or check on craigslist for book sale. I hope you find one to go to... they are fun. :)

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  13. I'm glad I'm not alone. I can't seem to part with my books. Thanks for linking up and sharing with us at Funtastic Friday. I hope you can make it again this week.

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    1. Me either... in fact, I just bought 4 more books today for a good deal. :) I love the Medicinal Plants book I found today for $1.... it will be so useful for identifying and using plants. Thank you for visiting...

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  14. I love book sales! I also find great deals on books at second hand thrift store. Have a lovely week!

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    1. I do too... what a blessing they are. I look at thrift stores sometimes also, but rarely get to them.... they are a good place to shop though. Thank you for visiting.

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  15. I've found some wonderful treasures at book sales! Thanks for sharing @Vintage Charm!

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    1. They can be so rewarding... and dangerous to the bookshelf room. sigh. I am finding it a good idea to keep evaluating my library and sending some away when I find many "new" good ones. :)

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