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IMM (Christmas Special): Cheap Finds From a Library Sale and a Great Deal From B&N

“When I have little money, I buy books; if any is left I buy food or clothes.”
– Desiderius Erasmus, Dutch priest

It was only recently that I found out that the Chula Vista Public Library holds book sales every once in a while (#facepalm). It was the cheapest book sale I have ever been to. All paperback children’s fiction were priced at 10¢ each. All other paperback cost 50¢ each. Hardbound books were being sold for $1. I paid a total of $5.60 for my loot. YAY!! =)

Newbery Honor and Newbery Medal books =)

The Watsons Go To Birmingham – 1963
by Christopher Paul Curtis

The Cat Who Went to Heaven
by Elizabeth Coatsworth

More children's fiction for ten cents a piece!!

Four Things My Geeky-Jock-of-a-Best-Friend Must Do in Europe
by Jane Harrington

The Book of One Hundred Truths
by Julie Schumacher

The Great Ghost Rescue
by Eva Ibbotson

The Secret School
by AVI

Adult fiction, for fifty cents a piece.

Morality Play
by Barry Unsworth

A Reader’s Companion to The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings
by Various writers

Mrs. Dalloway
by Virginia Woolf

A picture book for me and a hardbound fiction for Mikey.

Lily and the Wooden Bowl
by Alan Schroeder

Acorna’s Quest
by Anne McCaffrey & Margaret Ball

James Patterson books for Mikey. I bought Maximum Ride for myself just because. =)

Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment
by James Patterson

The 5th Horseman
by James Patterson

The 6th Target
by James Patterson

Those library books were really good deals… but Barnes & Noble got the best of me. Just when I thought I wouldn’t be spending money, I found myself purchasing 2 hardbound books to add to my collection. You see, a couple of hours before I placed my order online, Myra and I were talking about the movie HUGO. It led to a short musing on The Invention of Hugo Cabret from which the movie was based. Then, we talked about The Girl Who Ruled Fairyland for a Little While, the sequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland, the eBook version of which was featured in http://www.tor.com/. This was followed by a short albeit mouth-watering discussion on Clive Barker’s ABARAT series. With the mention of these wonderful books, how could I resist? So…

B&N sent me a 30% coupon for one item. Online prices are always cheaper than in-store ones. Plus, shipping is free for members, regardless of price. It was like a BOGO deal. =)

The Invention of Hugo Cabret
by Brian Selznick

ABARAT: Absolute Midnight
by Clive Barker

*****HO-HO-AWESOME!!!*****

What about YOU?
What’s in your mailbox this week?

**This weekly meme is hosted by Kristi from The Story Siren who is on holiday break.**

2 comments on “IMM (Christmas Special): Cheap Finds From a Library Sale and a Great Deal From B&N

  1. Hope you enjoy your books. Merry Christmas.
    Tasha @ A Trillian Books xoxo

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  2. My favorite San Diego booksale!

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