Hey book lovers! In keeping with the theme of my blog, I decided to start bringing you updates of the newest and greatest bookish addictions in my life so I can share with you some awesomely bookish things or discuss if maybe we share the same bookish loves. It seemed like a great way to get a little discussion going in a very relaxed way.
This Edition’s Bookish Addiction? Thrift Stores.
No, not that Thrift Shop…. Well, actually yeah, kind of (And thanks to Magan & Rachel, by the way, for helping me realize this was a real song. I only saw a cover YouTube video before that and thought that was it haha)
Anyway, what I’m really talking about it finding some great reads at thrift stores, mainly Goodwill and Savers in my area. Goodwill especially has been an AWESOME way to find used books for not a lot of money. I think the paperbacks are less than a dollar and hardcovers are a little bit more so I’ve picked up some surprisingly recent titles for not a lot of money. The nice thing about Goodwill too is that they’re totally non-profit so I feel like my money is going to a good place (although I do still like my money going to places who do profit and run a business like independent bookstores).
Savers is the same idea as Goodwill – All of their proceeds go to supporting other local non-profits as well as charities so I like to feel like I’m helping charities by reading, if you think about it like that!
Let me just say… Good, cheap books? They are SO hard to resist. Ever since I first found a few good and rather recent releases at the thrift store, I’m just drawn in and dying to discover what else has popped up since I was last there!
I’ve also found a couple other cool bookish things at thrift stores that I didn’t even know were out there like these cute little book boxes. They’re a medium to small size and don’t hold too much but I thought they were really adorable, looking like two antique books and opening up to hold some bookish secrets inside! They were actually falling apart just a bit around the edges (they’re actually bound by leather (okay, I’m guessing it’s a fake leather substitute – pleather? – but something like it)) so I just took a hot glue gun rather quickly to the loose edges and they were as good as new!
I’ve also been able to find some older books that were falling apart that quite pained me to dismantle, but I used them for some fun bookish crafts (which I don’t have any pictures for because let’s be honest… It was a Pinterest project that went sour).