Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Used Book Finds

My post follows this rant. : )

I've been working on an EXTREME post for the past two days and can't seem to get all the links and such to work. Maybe I don't need to post it....Just suffice it to say that we are now on the Homeland Security's checklist as extremists. Just in case you didn't know. And if you haven't heard about this new memo from the Department of Homeland Security you haven't been listening to AFR Talk radio. I know, it can be scary, but you must be aware of what is going on and the secular media is not going to let you know. You can go to to find a station near you or listen online 24 hours a day. Not that I do! I do have other things to do.


A couple of weeks ago a sweet homeschool mom decided to purge her bookshelves. All of them. I don't know how she could do it, but I racked up a good deal for my cookbook collection and Lauren's. Brand new in shrink wrap 2005 Southern Living Annual Cookbook (I was nice and gave it to Lauren...her birthday is Sunday!) Two versions of the Fix-it and Forget-It crock pot series. Once-a-Month cooking, and many others all for 20 bucks. Good deal!

Yesterday we made a quick dash through the library and their used book store where I found:
CS Lewis' The Screwtape Letters pb for $2. Not a great deal, but it was on Jordan's Want-to-Read list.

Five Little Peppers Grown Up by Margaret Sidney hb 1937 copyright for $1 to add to the other Peppers books on our shelf.

Bob Jones Heritage Studies 6 which covers ancient history. I don't use textbooks for history but it will be a good resource for $2.

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? by Richard J. Maybury (an Uncle Eric Book). We have several other books in the series and highly recommend them. This book as about the economy...Jordan is eager to get into this book...especially in light of our recent economic woes.

The Hound of Ulster hb by Rosemary of our favorite historical fiction writers. 50 cents!

Mississippi Yesterday and Today...a hardback MS history text printed in the year of my birth for $1. We are planning a MS study either this summer or next.

Do you take advantage of used book sales? What are your absolute favorites? We have over 100 Childhood of Famous Americans that I get for FREE when our library purge the children's section several years ago. A priceless treasure!!!


Raising Olives said...

Love library book sales and yard sales.

We also have an amazing used book store in town that I hit with my "school" book list several times before school starts. It is called McKay's and is a chain, so if you have one in your area worth looking at.

Last year I purchased over $120 worth of books (that would have been the new cost) and ended up walking out of there with $42 left in store credit because they accept used books for trade. I always purchase nice picture books or classics at yard sales if I can get them for $.50 or less because I know that McKay's will give me more than that in trade value.


Kristie said...

So YOU'RE the one who got the cookbooks! You beat me!

Mother Hen said...

OK, I'm dying to know, how did you find out you were on HS extremist list? I bet we are, too.

Anonymous said...

Don't know if you have a "Half Price Books" bookstore near you, but they have a "dollar" section filled with bargains under 3 bucks each. I have gotten so many fix-it and how-to books, not to mention wonderful, encouraging Christian books (because nobody buys them... sign of the times!). We LOVE books, too!

Heather said...

I want you to finish the post... we tried reading it the other night, but it said that it did not exist. I have found the best cookbook ever, and I need to post about it. It is called Supper's on the Table, Come Home. I feel like it was written just for me! Have a great day!

Melanie said...

a group of teens here are going to be doing a study of the "whatever happened to penny candy" book... too bad we are so far from you guys.

sorry little man is sick... hope he is much better by now.


Anita said...

HI, Melanie! Caedmon is not doing so well....He is now vomiting up phlegm. Hopefully this will pass soon...So much going on and I am having to hold him all the time...Not that I mind.

Jeff was in your neck of the woods last week, but didn't have time to give you all a call. Most likely he will be going again at some point....maybe all of us. He and Jordan will be at the homeschool conference in Orlando in May. Are you guys going?

Hope you are well.

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