A nice side benefit of moving is that there are always new things to see and do. Months ago while having lunch with a friend, she drove me around and showed me a small area of the city. There among all the other stores was this one that she highly recommended and that store was my destination today. After visiting their web site, I drove over and went into the most wonderful bookstore ever. My dream place to be. I sold some of my books to them, which they credited back a dollar value to me, and started shopping.
Imagine a warehouse filled with nothing but shelves which were filled with books, books, books. There were audio books, hardbacks, paperbacks, CDs, video games, and large print books, a veritable buffet of reading material. By then, my arms were aching due to the heavy load of books in my bag. A deeper look will have to wait until my second trip and maybe by then I’ll have that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling under control. And that isn’t even the best part about the store.
All of these books are used and discounted according to their age. Many of the books I chose sold for less than three dollars and the most expensive was $4.95. My major score, as defined by me, is a copy of James A. Michener’s “Caribbean” which I have never read. I have almost all of his books which made this a thrill, but purchasing it for only fifty cents escalated that to a huge find.
All the books are in good condition. I am careful with mine, whether I intend to keep them or not, never bending the pages or soiling them. They still look new after reading them, but I have gotten all of my enjoyment out of them. So, I will be spending much time there I suspect. Hopefully, there are enough books here now to keep me busy for the next month or so. I have a golden rule that if I buy a book it must be read even if I’m not that thrilled with it. Plus, I have to buy a different author each time.
However, if I find one that is really fun or well written then I can buy more books written by that author. Today, was a day for stocking up on authors whom I enjoy. So much fun. It is the best excitement I have had in a long time. Some of the books purchased today will no doubt be returned to the store. But today, oh, today, I did really well. Today, thanks to the books that I brought in, my “new” purchases were further discounted by more than forty percent. It’s almost like stealing, but not. You can’t wipe the smile off my face.