Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
I love those houses with built in bookshelves; hundreds of books in all colors and sizes lining the walls. I feel at home in those types of homes, because I know that a fellow booklover lives there. I have no preference to what I read, from college textbooks to trashy romance novels. When it comes to topics, my only stipulation is that the writer engages me. Generally I will read the first page and a page in the middle of the book; some authors can take pages (or chapters) to catch my interest, so I like to read an excerpt from another part of the book to see if the author’s writing style suits me.
Based on my love of literature, I decided to compile The Thrifter’s Guide to Books. Essentially it’s a list of places where one can find free or very cheap reads.
- The Treasure Chest at the Harwich Dump (my Dad swears by this place; he goes once a week and there are always new books to rummage though);
- The foyers of most town libraries (look for racks or bookcases with a 'free' sign);
- The free section of any Craigslist (just do a search for books); and
- Thrift Stores (some, like the Corner Thrift Shop in Harwich Center, even sell very old, collectible books):
- Yard Sales (the books pictured in this post only cost $1 for all four!); and
I would love to hear from readers about other book stores they enjoy!