My family and I spent around a month in the US sometime in July. It was a combination of a business and leisure trip. While I presented a paper at the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, we also spent a great deal of time with family and friends who live in the Bay Area in California.
Naturally, I did some (ok, fine, a lot of) book shopping. Since I went to a number of places, I shall spread out my book hunting expedition posts across several parts. Here is the first one in the Bay Area: Livermore, Los Angeles, Antioch, and Oakley.
Book Hunting in Livermore: Barnes and Noble
Address: Hacienda Crossings, 4972 Dublin Blvd, Dublin, CA 94568
I didn’t really purchase anything while in Barnes and Noble, but I enjoyed window-shopping for books and seeing their selections.
Book Hunting in Los Angeles: Book Off
Address: 1025 Westminster Mall #1042, Westminster, CA 92683
We also went to Los Angeles for an overnight stay. We took Highway One, otherwise known as the scenic route that traversed the Pacific Coast Highway. It is absolutely gorgeous.
Finding this Book Off store was totally serendipitous, as my husband met a friend at Westminster Mall. I was thrilled to discover that they have a Book Off there. Here are my finds!
Book Hunting In Antioch and Oakley: Goodwill
Address: Lone Tree Way and Oakley Branches
Between the Lone Tree Way in Antioch and the Oakley branch, the former has a lot more diverse titles and the books are in pretty good condition. Plus, you can not possibly beat this price:
I bought a few books – not just for myself, but as gifts to family and friends. The challenge really is to find the perfect book for the perfect person, and I pray that I have given the book to them at the perfect time. Most of the books are in excellent condition.
Book Presents to Family and Friends
I actually bought a few more (around eight more titles in all) that I didn’t get a chance to take photos of.
My Book Haul
How about you? Any thrift stores selling good books in your area?