Book Bargains: Angela's Birthday

Jun 8, 2012

I am a cheapskate. I try not to pay full price for anything. And that includes books. (We'll save the "How Much I Love Bookstores and How I Would Spend All My Money There if I Could" post for another day.)

I'm also pretty stingy about what books I'll buy. I don't want to clutter up my house and bookshelves with a book I'm only going to read once. So the book must already be tested and tried before I'll give money for it.

Lately I've been buying a lot of books at Savers...mainly ones that are like-new that I can use for gifts. (Yes, I'm one of those people, and I feel no guilt whatsoever.)

One day as I perused the stacks (and really you have to be quite patient sifting through the millions of completely trashed paperbacks), I happened upon a beautiful hardback copy of Ida B...and her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World. It was in mint condition, probably never even opened except to stick in the gift tag To: Ms. Rawlins, From: Justin. (Ms. Rawlins, how could you not read Ida B? And you, a grade-school teacher?)     

As soon as I saw it, I knew exactly who I would give it to. My little sister, Angela, has the same spunk and (sometimes) fiery temper as Ida B, and even though she's not the type to curl up for hours with a book, she would enjoy this one over the course of a couple of weeks.

The gift tag sticker was easily removed, and earlier this week, I sent Ida B off in the mail with a birthday card for Angela, who is 13 today.

What amazing book bargains have you found? Please share (and I'll try not to get too jealous)!

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