Book Sale Haul (2)

Yup, I have the book buying sickness. I went to the Greenwich Library book sale this weekend. Greenwich, CT  is about 15 minutes away yet I managed to get lost, ha ha. But it was all worth it – I got 6 books for $5. It was $2 per hardcover, $1 for trade paperback, but 50 cents for “kids”, and apparently YA counts as kids. I wasn’t going to question it.

  1. The Girl Who Chased the Moon by Sarah Addison Allen
  2. Crazy for You by Jennifer Crusie
  3. The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson
  4. Eon by Alison Goodman
  5. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
  6. Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King

Quite a few are discarded library books. I have saved them!

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25 thoughts on “Book Sale Haul (2)

    • Yup, these library book sales are pretty rad (yes, I said rad). Looking forward to reading Eon, since I’ve seen so many good reviews on Eona recently. I want to try out the duology.

    • I suspect the libraries ordered a lot of copies of a certain book so after some time they get rid of the extras. It makes me a little sad that libaries have to cull their shelves, but then I do get a good deal. There were two copies of Finnikin, but I left the other for someone else to pick up.

  1. YA books for 50 cents? I wouldn’t question it either XD

    I didn’t know until a while ago that libraries discarded their books–and they’re usually not in terrible conditions! I was shocked D:

    But anyways, that is an awesome selection and they were so cheap! Woot!

    • I know, right? “Kids books? Oh 50 cents? Yeah, these four are kids books!”

      Yes, I read that article on cracked on book burning and just felt depressed afterward. Luckily it looks like the libraries here have pretty active friends of the library associations and they all have book sales. And people go for all sorts of genres too, not just fiction. I saw so many people in the non-fiction and history section. Not a bad haul. But I need to hold myself back from going to too many of these. Just a couple a year. *nods to self*.

  2. I love library book sales! I was able to go to a couple back in 2009 and I plan to do that again if I ever go back to the States. You got some pretty nice books in this haul. I’ve been meaning to read Eon since I already have Eona but the giant TBR pile hasn’t let me start on it. I also got a copy of Finnikin of the Rock! Maybe we should do a readalong? :P

    • They are fun to do, but you definitely have to do some holding back because it’s very easy to pick up every book that looks remotely interesting!
      :) We could do a readalong. (How do you do a readalong? I’ve never done it before).

      • If it’s just $1 or less for a book that looks good, I think it’s okay to get as many as you can. And you’re helping the library too! :D

        I’ve only done one readalong so far and it was very informal. We just agreed to read the book at the same time and chat on Twitter (and maybe on Goodreads status updates) about what we think while reading the book. I’d love to do something like that with you and that would encourage me to read this book soon.

  3. *stares* I’m so jealous!! That is an AMAZING bargain! I really want to read THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX and EON as well — they look really good and have been on my radar forever. I’m also super jealous that you find a hardcover of the FINNIKIN for so cheap. I haven’t read that yet either, but I’ve fallen in love with Marchetta this past month so I definitely plan on it. PLEASE IGNORE VERA DIETZ I *have* read and absolutely loved. Can’t wait to see your thoughts on it when you get around to reading it. :)

    • Late summer, early fall in Westchester seems the time for these FoL sales around here. Booksalefinder man. They have Canada sales listed too. Although weirdly, with US sales interspersed.

  4. I went to a library sale this weekend too. Unfortunately (?), I came away with two bags filled with books. And they were going for a dollar a bag, so I simply couldn’t resist. It’s a bit frightening when I think about where I will put them :)

    • Hah, I love that: “Unfortunately(?)”. Wow, $1 a bag. I went on Saturday to my sale and it said on Sunday it was $3 for a bag, $5 for a box (husband was trying to talk me into going but I held firm – it helped I already went). $1 is so much better than $3 a bag. Now you should post pictures! I want to peer at the good deals!

  5. The Adoration of Jenna Fox is a great book! And I’ve only read one book by Sarah Addison Allen – Garden Spells – but it was wonderful and I’ve been wanting to read more of her stuff.

    • I keep hearing from a lot of people that GARDEN SPELLS was their favorite, but I didn’t see that one at the sale. Oh well, this just means I’m working up to the best one.

      I definitely have to read THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX. Got a LOT of positive comments about it on this post (here and on the LJ mirror). That one and EON.

  6. I am in absolute shock at how cheap they are. Books are really expensive in Australia, even when they are second hand you pay around $9-10. Seeing that you got these relatively new books for ‘nothing’, is very envy inducing.

    • I knew Australian books were really pricey, but didn’t know that second hand books in Australia were still so expensive. This makes me wish I could magically transport these excellent book sales and book sale prices to you guys.

  7. oh i LOVE a good book sale at the library. mine doesn;t have them (my old library did, and I used to go all out). those books look in fab condition, hey :) LUSH <3 LOL

    • :) More libraries should have library book sales! My local one doesn’t have them either, which is very weird because I went to one years ago. They stopped, so I go to nearby town ones instead.

  8. I’ve had the book sickness for quite some time. My Kindle is infected beyond recovery. And I LOVE it!

    I’ve heard very good things about The Girl Who Chased the Moon; can’t wait to read your take on it.

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