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March 4th, 2013, 01:20 PM
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Do you ever buy books from charity shops?

I find with charity shops, sometimes you get lucky and see something you fancy and other times there's just nothing in their selection that's up my street.

I also find you have to check how much they're asking because some charity shops are more realistic about their prices than others!!

I picked up a Spongebob Squarepants annual from the PDSA shop the other day for Daniel - he's really into annuals at the moment and I figure it gets him reading, so why not? I also had a look at the adult books as it would be good to get into reading more than just non-fiction, I picked out Winter Ghosts by Kate Mosse (I read another book by her, Labyrinth, years ago) and We Bought A Zoo by Benjamin Mee (I fancy the film as well but haven't seen it yet).

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March 4th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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I picked up some for the kids on Friday--in really good shape for a good price
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March 4th, 2013, 02:43 PM
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Mine are in excellent shape as well - We Bought A Zoo looks new and I'm pretty sure whoever donated it never read it. The annual has had some of the puzzles scribbled on, but it was only 50p and Daniel doesn't mind. He knows the difference between an annual which is like a magazine you keep forever and is ok to write/colour in, and a reading book which you do not under any circumstances write in.

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March 4th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Most of my hardcopy books come from 2nd hand stores. Its a HUGE treat for me to buy new!

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March 6th, 2013, 04:24 AM
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I've found a few books at Goodwill yes. Usually JD Robb ones.

But most of them come from the clearance section at Half Priced Books. lol
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March 6th, 2013, 06:52 AM
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I love to browse. I agree...sometimes I find some really great things, and sometimes not.

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March 6th, 2013, 12:11 PM
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When I buy for infant/toddler age, I rarely buy new. While they are learning to not tear up the books, we have lost quite a few So those quarter books I snag from clearance and the used bin do not hurt as much when the pages come up missing
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March 6th, 2013, 09:03 PM
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I havent personally, but my sister has found many good deals at goodwill for the Janet Evanovitch Stephanie Plum series. She is the reason we have the full set. Me, her, my other sister and my mom switch the books between us. My mom bought 20 Janet Evanovitch books for $5 off a swap shop on fb not long ago. They arnt Plum but they are just as awesome!

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