Saving Money at the Library?


This post is part of the Frugal Friday Hop hosted by Frugal Experiments

Does your library hold many book sales?  I had forgotten about these till I saw our local libraries have a few books up for sale nearly all the time.  They keep a cart in the main entry way with a small selection of books and magazines for sale.  Our libraries in this area are quite small, but there are several of them.

Library book sales may not give you brand new books, but they can supply your book obsession for very cheap!  If you do have a book obsession like I do that is.  I'm very lucky that my husband loves to read too, so he doesn't complain about my large selection of books!

This past week I stopped by a couple of the libraries here and found a great bunch!  For only $3.00!!  Yes that's right, was $1.00 per bag...as much as you can fit in.  Just in case you're interested here is what I found:

Kaleidoscope by Danielle Steel
Irresistible Forces by Danielle Steel
Granny Dan by Danielle Steel
Mother Earth, Father Sky by Sue Harrison
Zeke and Ned by Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana
Scarlett (Sequel to Gone with the Wind) by Alexandra Ripley
Northern Lights by Nora Roberts
Texas! by Dana Fuller Ross
The Wandering Hill by Larry McMurtry
The UnQuiet by J.D. Robb
The Summerhouse by Jude Deveraux
False Pretenses by Catherine Coulter
The Pelican Brief by John Grisham
Emmy's Equal by Marcia Gruver
The Overlook by Michael Connelly
Meed Me in Venice by Elizabeth Adler
Step on a Crack by James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
An Irish Country Doctor by Patrick Taylor
Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood
Francesca's Kitchen by Peter Pezzelli
The Sleeping Doll by Jeffery Deaver
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Talking Walls by Margy Burns Knight, Illustrated by Anne Sibley O'Brien
5 Craftworks magazines
6 The Cross Stitcher magazine
2 Create & Decorate magazines
3 Crafting Traditions magazines
4 The Quilter magazines
3 PaperWorks magazines
4 Taste of Home magazines
6 Cooking Light magazines

6 Responses to "Saving Money at the Library?"

Nishana responded on December 9, 2011 at 5:26 AM #

We had gone for book sale in our local library. That was really cheaper. Btw, thank you for this post. May be I need to visit again and find out if any other sale is running over there. It had slipped from my mind for such a long.

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mamawolfe responded on December 9, 2011 at 6:52 PM #

I completely agree....as a taecher I haunt library sales, garage sales, and used book stores!
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Shelbysbarn responded on December 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM #

Thanks for the visits ladies! I can't wait to check the sales out again :D

a.m. design responded on December 28, 2011 at 7:05 AM #

Wow, I always thought I was getting a good deal at the thrift store but that is at about $2 a book. Lately I have been collecting some of the latest novels like crazy, I love the hunt!

Shelbysbarn responded on December 28, 2011 at 3:05 PM #

I'm needing to make another library trip! I couldn't believe how cheap it all is. Of course we have a small library, but we have several of them in the area, so I love it!

Karen Grigsby responded on December 31, 2011 at 7:03 AM #

I also forget about the library .. I belong to a book club and I so need to cancel it! Am enjoying your blog!
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