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A Book Sale How-to Guide
A Book Sale How-to Guide: More Money, Less Stress | Pat Ditzler, JoAnn Dumas
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The authors provide a tested and successful formula for making money for local libraries in a practical and fun way-- a library book sale.
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Price increase this year at my local Library Book Sale! 😲 But a great cause with a huge selection so it didn‘t slow me down much! 😂 Will take the kids tomorrow to do even more damage! 👩‍👧‍👦

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LeahBergen
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And I went to the second of my city‘s two big book sales today!

📚📚📚📚

Libby1 Show us your new treasures later, please! ❤️📚❤️ 5mo
BarbaraJean I love that sign! 5mo
saresmoore Aaaaand? What‘d you get? 5mo
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Leftcoastzen Their sign is awesome! 5mo
Aimeesue That sign! 😂😂😂 5mo
DivineDiana Perfect! 5mo
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ScientistSam
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Isn't this a great #stack of books from the #CTLitsy meetup this weekend? These were all from the bookswap.

kspenmoll I have read all but Alfie the Unseen. Each I enjoyed for redonda as different as the books! So sorry to miss you! Sounds like a wonderful time! 5mo
robinb CS Harris....YES!!! 😍😍😍 5mo
ScientistSam @kspenmoll so sorry to miss you too! 5mo
ScientistSam @robinb haha I figured you'd see that one😀 5mo
robinb @ScientistSam You know me too well, my friend! 🤣🤣😂🤷🏻‍♀️ 5mo
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Kaila-ann
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So this is getting ready to happen 😱😊. Hopefully I can knock some stuff off my wishlist 🤞🏻. #booksale #friendsofthelibrary

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LitDrivenGirl
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We hadn't visited our favorite library book sale for over a year. We bought "some" books ??. #bookhaul #allthebooks #sistersandreaders Haul reveal coming soon ❤! @biblio_ginger

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GatheringBooks
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This was last week. Christmas came early. Two boxes of brand new titles. Each box costs 50 dollars, can fit up to nearly 40 titles. Ain‘t that awesome.

AmyG Wow! 7mo
BooknerdsLife Wow!!!! 😍😍😍 7mo
JacqMac 😍 7mo
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Mdargusch I‘m jealous! 7mo
tammysue Wow!!! 😁 7mo
Stacypatrice So awesome!!! 7mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled This is like a dream! 😍 7mo
GripLitGrl Whoa that's a sweet deal!🍀💖 7mo
BookwormAHN Cool 👏🏻 7mo
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GatheringBooks
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Evidently, the Little Red Dot missed me. First order of business upon arriving here in Singapore from Sydney: visit the awesomest book sale in SG: SG Book Deals! Until 16 March only. Great titles! One box of books (can fit roughly 20 books) worth 50 dollars. And I get a free “media box” too - perfect advance birthday gift indeed!!

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Leftcoastzen
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Leftcoastzens tip of the day:Weekend edition . Maybe you shouldn‘t go to the book sale since you have impulse control issues!😂😂📚📚📚📚🤓😳

Awk_Word_Smith But… but. So. Many. Red. Sale. Stickers. 8mo
Tamra Doig! 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Awk_Word_Smith I know!I hate them too! They are not super sticky so the hair dryer trick usually makes them release without damage . 8mo
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LeahBergen Ooooo! 😍 8mo
laytonwoman3rd Yes...Doig! And that's a very good one. 8mo
saguarosally That‘s not bad for that sale, speaking from past experience, 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Half price , day two.so happy I could pop!

TheSpineView That is a lot of books! 8mo
Soubhiville Yay!!! So fun! 8mo
Bookladylinda How exciting!!!!! 💃🏽 8mo
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Leftcoastzen
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How early would you get in line for a book sale ?This was a shot at 5 A.M., some camped overnight.

Amiable Wow, that must be some book sale!! 8mo
Bibliogeekery Wow! 8mo
Morr_Books Where is this? This would be amazing! 8mo
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Leftcoastzen @Amiable it is amazing! 63rd year,a fairgrounds exhibit building full of books 8mo
TheLibrarian Wow. That‘s insane! 8mo
LeahBergen Holy 💩! 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Morr_Books Phoenix,Az.always in Feb .they have held this sale for 63 years.VNSA money goes to literacy programs and foster kids .130 volunteers.Sundays Half Price except Rare and Unusual.It is like your birthday,Xmas, rolled into one.prices start at $1 8mo
Morr_Books @Leftcoastzen Now I remember you posting about this before. I so wish I lived there. 8mo
Suet624 Wow!!! 8mo
saguarosally Their 50th year they opened at 7 instead of 8, so I got there around 5 that year. Otherwise usually 6, except for the time I got delayed. Haven‘t been since 2017. :/ 8mo
Leftcoastzen @saguarosally I‘ve been going since I was 10. Though I moved away for a long time.I probably would have come back for the sale and to visit friends and family, but February was one of my busiest times of year, couldn‘t take time off.Never knew they started early at one time. 8mo
saguarosally @Leftcoastzen It was just that one year in 2006. I think my first trip was in 2001 or so. 8mo
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Lovesbooks87
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So I was "planning" on saving the rest of my Barnes & Nobles gift cards for the books that are coming out next year that I want. But then I saw on Facebook yesterday that select books are 50% off. When I checked a lot of the books that I have been wanting to read were on there. I shouldn't be left alone in the bookstore. I also got the two books that Book Outlet didn't have in stock. I really need to put myself on a book buying ban! ???

LeslieO Bookstore gift cards burn a hole in my pocket! 10mo
Lovesbooks87 @LeslieO me too! This wasn't my first trip to Barnes and Noble since being on Winter Break! 😬😬😬 10mo
LeslieO I‘m heading there tomorrow! We will see how close to my gift card amount I can stay. 10mo
Lovesbooks87 @LeslieO yea I went over. I would check online too and see what books they have 50% off. My store only had a small selection and a lot of the books that were 50% off where still on the shelves with the other books! 10mo
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TheBookAddict
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Impatiently awaiting my #booktoberfest #BookOutletHaul... 😬 #bookmail #BookOutlet

Rachbb3 Waiting is the worst! 😣 12mo
TheBookAddict @Rachbb3 it is! I keep on checking it everyday more than once even though I already know it won‘t make a difference. It‘s like I keep on unconsciously hoping that the more I check it the sooner it‘ll get to me. I already told my husband when the packages should come in so he can be on the lookout since he works from home. 😬 12mo
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TaciturnWhenReading
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Did you guys see this?? Searching fights....

Who else is with me? 😂

Melissa_J Wow! 12mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I think I would be overwhelmed, petrified in the best way 😂 12mo
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RJHowe Headed to the International book fair their with my wife shortly. Will send some pics 12mo
TaciturnWhenReading @RJHowe sounds fabulous! 12mo
RJHowe We have been told that many areas in the UAE don‘t have bookstores and people come to this fair with wheelbarrows to buy all their books for the year. Can‘t wait! 12mo
TaciturnWhenReading @RJHowe It really does sound fascinating! I hope you post all about it. Have a wonderful time! 12mo
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NovelGirl82
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I love the FOL book sales!! Not too bad for $49!!

bookaholic1 ❤❤❤ Desperation!! 13mo
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kstadt929
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My fiancé and I found a few books at the library book sale tonight! ? (for only $24!!) Good thing we put another bookshelf on our registry!!

RenePenn Looks like you got some good ones! 13mo
britt_brooke Nice haul!! 13mo
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kstadt929 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I have wanted to read that one for a long time ! 13mo
UnidragonFrag Ah yes, I love me a good library sale. Great haul! 13mo
TheBee 😍 13mo
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LisaJo
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Book sale at the library. Five of my favorite words strung together. Today was the last day of the sale so for a dollar you get to fill up a plastic bag. I splurged and bought two plastic bags. I cleaned them out of all of the James Patterson books. All of this for two dollars. #LibraryBookSale #TheyAreTheBest

Jennick2004 😱💙📚 13mo
Liatrek Nice haul 😍 13mo
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BookishJess
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Oops 🤷🏻‍♀️ #bookhaul #ebooksale #kindledeals

MatchlessMarie I have evolution of the word on my radar! I haven‘t gotten to it yet though. 1y
BookishJess @MatchlessMarie I surprisingly didn‘t know about it until today! I‘m a big fan of Borg‘s work so I‘m real excited to read biblical commentary by him! Have you read any of Borg‘s other books? 1y
MatchlessMarie @BookishJess I haven‘t, but I have a bunch on my TBR! I‘m in an online theology book club that‘s where I heard of it. 1y
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MelissaSue81 I almost pulled the trigger on the hobbit but decided against. 1y
BookishJess @MatchlessMarie I‘ve read a few of his but I highly recommend The Heart of Christianity. Renewed my faith during a season of doubt. 1y
BookishJess @MelissaSue81 I couldn‘t resist! It included the audiobook too! 1y
MatchlessMarie @BookishJess Sounds like something I should read. I love Jesus but I‘m done with Evangelicalism. I didn‘t even want to read the Bible for a while till I read What Is The Bible by Rob Bell and more recently Inspired by Rachel Held Evans. Thanks for the rec! 1y
BookishJess @MatchlessMarie I understand that feeling! Reading progressive Christian writing is a breath of fresh air. You might also want to check out 1y
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MelissaSue81
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Book sale day 2. brought the girls, and the bag sale was only $2.50. 36 books again, for $2.50! #bookhaul

JoScho Wow! 1y
Cinfhen That‘s just ridiculous!!!! Amazing🙌🏻 1y
Crazeedi Awesome, don't you just love it!!!!👍❤️ 1y
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bewareofwords
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Barnes and Noble in Salt Lake City is having a 50% OFF sale for a ton of their books, so of course I went. I may or may not have shed a few tears of joy. The sale ends June 30, so I will definitely be going back! #bookhaul

RealLifeReading Nice haul! 1y
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ErinSueMreads
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Y‘all...send help....I‘m going to be in so much trouble with the husband.

This is our local library book sale that I snuck over to on my lunch. 30 minutes was not even close to enough. This is 1/4 of the sale....😱😱😱

Arcana It‘s so beautiful 😍 1y
riversong153 Omg! Mine starts Saturday and I‘m going right before book club! 1y
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Ddzmini 🤣🤣 so I‘m going to the best book store is in LA 😝 tomorrow with my hubby he has no clue what he‘s in for... I asked him this morning if he was excited he said “I‘m excited for you” yes he knows me 😋📚📚📚 1y
AmyG Oooooo lucky! 1y
britt_brooke Oh my!! Have fun! 1y
Amanda.T Awesome! It‘s fill a bag for $6 at my library tomorrow. 😍 1y
ErinSueMreads Our 6 dollar fill a bag is on Sunday but I‘m worried most of the good stuff will be gone. All of the little old ladies are notoriously vicious at this one so I‘m going back tomorrow @Amanda.T 1y
ErinSueMreads @riversong153 you are going to be doomed 😂😂😂 1y
ErinSueMreads @Ddzmini that‘s exactly what mine does!!! We apparently are going to a bike expo as payment for him coming with me to the book sale tomorrow 😂 1y
Crewgurl That is AWESOME!!!! 1y
Ddzmini @ErinSueG my husband is going to “The last bookstore” in LA because I‘m going to one of his business things tomorrow 🤣🤣🤣 1y
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kstadt929
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When one of your favorite discount bookstores has a 20% off sale for Memorial Day

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Libby1
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Absolutely.

Birdsong28 Thats the best 😂😂😂📚📖 1y
riversong153 💙💙💙🤩🤩🤩🤩 1y
Libby1 @Birdsong28 , @riversong153 - 😃 ❤️📚❤️ 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Ten minutes until it opens! Annual Library Book Sale!

DivineDiana This must be a good one to have a line like that! 😲 1y
Kaye Holy smokes ! Let‘s get ready to R U M B L E !!! 1y
Cathythoughts Have fun 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 1y
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erzascarletbookgasm How exciting! 1y
Cinfhen Oh WOW! How did you train?!?! 1y
LiteraryinLititz I know exactly which one you mean! I‘ll be there after work- hope you get great books! 1y
rabbitprincess WHOA what a queue!! 1y
Kshakal That is awesome!! 1y
Beachesnbooks Wow intense! Hope you find some good ones! 1y
readordierachel Woohoo! 1y
Dragon Love book sales ! 👍🐉 1y
Kappadeemom Geez, I thought it was a ticket line for a concert or something 😍 1y
Reviewsbylola Omg can‘t wait to see your haul! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana It‘s really good. The first morning is tons of dealers, which is a pain though. You should come out!! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kaye It was just like that! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm @rabbitprincess @Kshakal @Beachesnbooks @ReadOrDieRachel @dragon @Reviewsbylola Thanks for feeling the excitement with me! It was crowded with so many great books and people. Crazzzzeee. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Cinfhen Train? Nah, the hardest part was getting up at 5:45am. 😜 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @Kappadeemom Yup—it was a fun spot to people watch for 30 minutes! 1y
LiteraryinLititz @BarbaraTheBibliophage We went around 5. It was pretty good (I found 2 and Will found 3) but not epic. But always fun to be surrounded by so many tables of books! 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LiteraryinLititz I‘m glad it was fun for you both! I‘ve had better luck at Manheim Township‘s sale, but either way I love the thrill of the hunt. 😎 1y
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Dragon
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Went back for more books! Here‘s the line up this morning, just before opening at 9:00 am. Much shorter than yesterday!

Dragon Thanks @RaimeyGallant I‘m pretty sure the book sale was a very successful fund raiser! 📚🐉 1y
Hooked_on_books It‘s so cool to see people excitedly lining up for books. 😍 1y
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Dragon Thanks @Hooked_on_books you should have seen the line yesterday, it snaked all around the parking lot. People were excited and eager to buy books! 🐉📚 1y
Dragon Thanks @rather_be_reading a huge turnout of bibliophiles 📚🐉❤️ 1y
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Hooked_on_books
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I made a special trip to Portland for their big spring library book sale. Sixteen books today and I‘m sure I‘ll go back tomorrow (bookhaul photo to come later).

At one point, a woman browsing next to me gasped and grabbed a book. I was both smiling, recognizing the behavior, and peering over at it to make sure it wasn‘t one I wanted. 😂😬

LeahBergen Gahhhh! How exciting! I can‘t wait to see your haul! 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
Zelma We all know that gasp! 😆 I recall doing that exact thing at the last library sale here, and may have hugged the book a bit. 1y
TrishB Cool 👍🏻 1y
SilversReviews Love library sales. Cute about that woman...love that sound. :) 1y
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LeahBergen
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How I spent my afternoon! ❤️

My city has two big annual book sales each year, benefiting local charities (this photo shows only part of the “tent”). The second (bigger) sale is next week.😬

merelybookish Lucky duck! Find any treasures? 1y
Dragon Nice! I love book sales! 😀🐉 1y
GypsyKat Awesome! 😍 1y
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Hooked_on_books Can‘t wait to see your haul! 1y
Jabberwocky @LeahBergen Are you in Calgary? 1y
LeahBergen @merelybookish Why, yes I did. 😂 1y
LeahBergen @Dragon I live for them. 😂 1y
LeahBergen @GypsyKat 😘😘 1y
LeahBergen @Hooked_on_books I‘ll post a pic tomorrow (when I organize the haul 😂). 1y
LeahBergen @Jabberwocky Yes! Were you at the sale, too? 😆 1y
Leftcoastzen Love a good book sale! 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego You must be in yyc too. 💕📚 1y
emilyhaldi Yay can‘t wait to see what you found!!! 🙏🏻 1y
SassyBookworm That looks amazing!!! 😍🤓📖📚 1y
Kalalalatja 😍😍😍 1y
TrishB Fab 👍🏻 have fun! 1y
Sarah83 Looks so gorgeous. Our sales are much smaller. 😥 1y
erzascarletbookgasm How I wish I can be there! 😍 1y
KerriNTurner Looks amazing! 1y
batsy Save up some energy for the big sale! 😉😂💪🏽 1y
mabell Looks like a terrific afternoon! ❤️ Any #booksididntbuyatthebookstore "gems"? 1y
rubyslippersreads Can't wait to see all your treasures! 😊 1y
Jabberwocky Not this year, I‘m a little strapped for cash, I just recognized the hanging art 😅 🇨🇦 1y
LeahBergen @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I didn‘t know you lived here! 😆 1y
LeahBergen @Chrysta23 It was! 😍 1y
LeahBergen @TrishB Oh, I did. 😆 1y
LeahBergen @Sarah83 Do you have many book sales there? Or library sales? 1y
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm I wish you were, too! 😘 1y
LeahBergen @batsy I‘ll start “training” for it right now. 😂 1y
LeahBergen @mabell I was in too much of a frenzy to stop and take photos. 😂😂 1y
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads I found a couple of good vintage ones! 1y
LeahBergen @Jabberwocky I never even glance up at that art when I‘m in the book tent. 😂😂 1y
Jabberwocky @LeahBergen 😂😂 So true!! I mostly know it from summer time when they sell fresh veggies in the tent 😍 1y
mabell @LeahBergen I know what you mean! Especially since now we're competing with professionals with scanners 🙄 1y
DebinHawaii I am debating whether I go to ours in June. My mind says 'no!' and I have managed to avoid it the past two years but my heart says 'just do it!' 😆 1y
Sarah83 There are several book markets over the year, but only one in my town. So if I want to visit one, I always have to drive there. And no library sales. 😕 1y
LeahBergen @DebinHawaii Oh, you MUST. 1y
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jessberk13
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It‘s my favorite kind of morning!!

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Kaye
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Well. Home from the book sale. This was my haul. 6 bags for $36 😁. You guys might think I‘m freakin‘ weird, but when I go to book sales, I bring the bags home, tie them shut, then only open a bag at a time. That way, I get surprised all over again when I see what I bought. I‘ll have to put them in the closet because all those books waiting on me gives me the Hives. Does anyone else do that or am I the only oddball ?

kricheal 😍😍😍 1y
JoScho I think that is a great idea. Then when you need it you have new books waiting in the wings. 1y
Kaye Thank you @JoScho . I think it‘s more fun that way. If they are sitting there where I see them all the time, I see what I have waiting. If they are hiding, then I open the bag and go WOW 😮 😲, Look ! 1y
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JoScho @Kaye I totally get it. Was it a library sale? 1y
rubyslippersreads That's a very fun idea. 😊 1y
Kaye Ps—- Doesn‘t take much to keep me entertained . I‘m easily amused. Living surrounded by cow fields, it‘s not exactly Field of Dreams Territory. @JoScho 1y
Trashcanman @kaye I'll be the one to say it. That's weird... But sounds awesome too. Hope you've had a pleasant day. 1y
Kaye Yep, library sale. They have it twice a year. @joscho. Thanks @rubyslippersreads . I‘m so excited I could bust. 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈. All I need is CAKE 🎂. and my world would be complete. 1y
Trashcanman @kaye I forgot to state the obvious, which is what the hell do I know. Lol 1y
Kaye Aww @Trashcanman . You can call me weird. It‘s ok. I like to think of it as UNIQUE. 😁 (edited) 1y
LiteraryinLititz That‘s such a smart idea! 1y
Kaye @Trashcanman , it‘s fine. I‘m not offended in the least. I just have a strange AVERSION about things needing done. See, if all those books were staring me in the face, I‘d feel like I had to read them all RIGHT NOW. I can‘t do that, so I have to hide them. 1y
AmyG Kaye, that is a beautiful sight. If I lived near you I would come over and put post-it notes on all the books I want to borrow. 😝 1y
Kaye Thank you @LiteraryinLititz . It makes reading more fun and exciting. See, I won‘t remember what‘s in each bag til I open it. 1y
Kaye @AmyG If you lived near me, you could take them all home and I‘ll borrow them back from you. ♥️ 1y
AmyG Ha! 1y
Jess7 Ha! Sounds fun, but Im a neat freak so so bags of anything sitting around would drive me crazy. When I buy books I have to figure out immediately where they are going to go, otherwise the anti-clutter starts to freak out and starts getting rid of things lol 1y
Kaye @jess7 That‘s why they get stacked neatly in the closet. Out of the way, not cluttering up the place, put in a stack in the upstairs closet with my Christmas decorations and things like that. How about if I put them in boxes ? Would that be a bit better ? (edited) 1y
Mollyanna Wow! I love that idea of tying the bags and being surprised again! Nice book haul. 1y
Mdargusch I do get anxiety from looking at all my unread books. 1y
Cathy12 I love that idea! 😀 But it would be out of sight, out of mind with me... I'd be more likely to buy things I already had. 1y
Kaye Thanks @Mollyanna 😊. @Mdargusch , finally, I found someone who gets me. If I see shelves or piles of books sitting here, it really bothers me. But how do you turn down such a good deal on books ? You tie them shut and hide them in the closet. 1y
Kaye @Cathy12 I very seldom purchase new books, so even if I bought a second copy of one, I wouldn‘t be out that much money. Like a dollar, maybe. And it‘s all donated to the library,so worth it to me. 1y
BiblioTori The idea of buying loved books with well-worn yellowed pages and old dog ear marks makes me giddy. There‘s just something about buying used books... 😊 1y
Kaye @OnlyMeJustT Yea, I like this sale because the books are all in nice condition. They have a sale bin of the small paperbacks for a quarter each. Those are a little more worn out looking. I‘ve kinda gotten spoiled. My favorites are trade paperbacks so I buy those. I also only buy them if they are in nice shape and clean. They have lots of donations. This town is richer than ours so they get pretty nice books. (edited) 1y
BiblioTori @Kaye Our city library is teeny tiny, but our county library is about 20 minutes away and two stories. I prefer the smaller one. They do the twenty five cent book sales on the weekends, and hold them outside if it‘s warm enough. I like super worn out books, but I usually look for nice condition books with good plots. And I love shelving books when I get space to do it. 1y
Kaye Yea, there is something about holding a worn old book that you can tell has been read many times. Makes you wonder who all read it before you. Have you ever noticed people write phone numbers on the insides of books sometimes ? I‘m thinking maybe they didn‘t have any paper handy. I‘m always tempted to call the number just to see who answers. Knowing my luck, it‘d be an auto part store or something boring. @OnlyMeJustT 1y
IamIamIam Nice haul!!!! I remember days at The Strand where I'd come home with bags of publisher's review copies by the bagful!!! I can't wait to see what you got!!! 1y
readordierachel Good work! 1y
Kaye Thank you @IamIamIam and @ReadOrDieRachel . You guys will definitely be seeing them in upcoming reviews. 😊 1y
emilyhaldi I love that idea!!! 💡 1y
Eggs Cool 😎 1y
Kaye Thank you @emilyhaldi @Eggs ✨✨✨ 1y
Eggs @Kaye What kind of sale was that? You got a LOT for $36 1y
Kaye It was a library sale. Good deals 👍🏼. @eggs (edited) 1y
keys_on_fire That‘s a great idea!! 1y
Kaye Thanks @keys_on_fire 😊 1y
BookaholicNatty Love it @Kaye I do the same thing!!! Can‘t wait to our library sale!!!! 1y
Kaye Great to hear I‘m not the only one @BookaholicNatty 😁 1y
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Kaye
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Book Sale tonight. Number 6 in line !!!! 😁.

Jess7 Where is this at? 1y
Kaye This is at our library, next town over. 5 miles away. It‘s all weekend. @Jess7 (edited) 1y
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shelbyy
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Rory sitting in the box of used books I just got from my local book sale! ❤️

rather_be_reading rory? after gilmore?!! 2y
shelbyy @rather_be_reading yes haha she likes books just as much as Rory Gilmore, although my cat likes them to chew on, not to read haha 2y
MinDea Oh my. What a cute kitty!!!! Love the name, Rory. So cute! 2y
shelbyy @MinDea thank you! ☺️ 2y
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Carleneishere
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Mobile Alabama‘s Friends of the Library sale is 20,000 square feet of dusty cardboard scented fabulousness

AmyG Heaven 2y
8leagueboot *hops in car and begins driving from Colorado* 2y
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emtobiasz
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(It's book sale weekend at my library! 😍)

JoScho Ooooh. That looks awesome! 2y
BookMaven407 ❤️ 2y
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AmyG Nice! I miss my NJ library book sale. 2y
Tamra Beautiful space! 2y
Notafraidofwords Where is this ? 2y
saresmoore Enjoy! 2y
emtobiasz @Notafraidofwords in Edgewood, PA (suburb of Pittsburgh) 2y
TheLibrarian I was so bummed to miss this (away this weekend). 2y
readinginthedark 😍😍😍 2y
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kstadt929
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My fiancé and I went to our local library book sale last night and got 27 books for only $25!! We were so excited to find some of these titles and intrigued by some we hadn‘t seen before. This should keep us busy for a while, but we may need a new bookshelf... #booksale #locallibraries

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GatheringBooks
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#ReadingResolutions Day 27: This #colorful array here just happens to be a small part of my loot during the #BigBadWolf book fair in Malaysia two months back. Worth the trip indeed.

GatheringBooks @Riveted_Reader_Melissa i think we filled two grocery carts with books - but at 80-90% off on brand new titles, how can you possibly not? :) 2y
Smarkies Such a good haul! 😁 2y
Jess7 💜 2y
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Ubookquitous
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OH NO! I just realized the consequences of all these litten 2018 resolutions! #TBRin2018 #readWhatYouHave #2018Resolutions #CatsofLitsy

CindyMyLifeIsLit We have to support our bookstores! If we don‘t, they will disappear!! 😭 2y
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TaciturnWhenReading

If it‘s WRONG to place two GIANT orders at Book Outlet on Boxing Day for nearly 30 books in total, resulting in the need to finally go to Ikea to buy that new bookshelf...well...I sure don‘t want to be right! 🎁😉

#boxingday #bookoutlet #betterthancleaning

Reviewsbylola You go girl! 2y
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bentchbites
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I've been to second-hand bookstores today. Heehee. Proper haul photo when i get home later.

*If i still have energy left bec ugh, trains here in the Philippines are the absolute worst.😡

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LazyLibrary
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It is a good day indeed. #booksale

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BookNerd784
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October 7: Used Books for International Frugal Fun Day - We have a lot of loved books in the library booksale that need some more lovin'! #booksale #library #bookishwackyholidays

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LibrarianRyan
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For any of us week people shopping the #booktober Book Outlet sale, don't forget about Ebates. You get 5% back from Book Outlet. I love getting that quarterly check from Ebates. It's like surprise book money!! https://www.ebates.com/r/MISSRY10?eeid=28187

rubyslippersreads Great reminder! You can use it for ABE Books too. 😊 #justcallmeanenabler 2y
LibrarianRyan @rubyslippersreads yep! I always forget and I made a note not to forget this time. 2y
minkyb Excellent reminder! 2y
Smangela Get he button on your browser! It flashes if it‘s a site you can get money back on :) 2y
LibrarianRyan @Smangela I have it on my laptop, but not work computer. 2y
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LibrarianRyan
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Like I can pass up a Book Outlet sale ? I was really good. Most everything is for my various book swaps or the #monstermadness2017 prize. I have had it all siting in the cart for over 2 weeks. But I'm cheap and waited til sale day. Plus it meant I could get each person one more book. I promise the only things I bought for myself was sequels of books I already own. Excited for it all to get in so I can get my Book swaps out.

rachelm How big is the sale, she asks, sighing at her bank account 2y
LibrarianRyan @rachelm 15% plus I had a $5 coupon. I really like the 50% sale but they only do that around Christmas I think. 2y
rachelm I remember that sale from last year 💸💸💸💸 2y
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Jess7 How do you apply the 15 percent off? It's not automatically applying to my items and I can't find the coupon code anywhere? 2y
LibrarianRyan @Jess7 it should automatically apply it. Are you not in the US? Maybe Canada isn't doing it? 2y
Jess7 I'm in the us 2y
LibrarianRyan @Jess7 every computer I try in my library opens to Bookoutlet.com with a big orange box proclaiming 15% off. I hope it works for you and u get the books you want. 2y
Jess7 Ok thanks. I wonder if the books I'm choosing are excluded bc they're already on sale? 2y
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TheBookAddict
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Book sale on Audible!!! I was looking through some of the sale selections and there are quite a few great picks. I will be shopping later on when I get home! 😅 📚 📚 📚 #Audible #AudioBooks #Booksale

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TheKidUpstairs
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This is why I had children. It's Scholastic book order time!!! #carpediem

#fallintobooks @RealLifeReading

Prairiegirl_reading Scholastic was absolutely the beginning of my book buying addiction. My mom used to have to put limits on me and I would agonize over the decision. I still agonize when buying books! 🤣 2y
MatchlessMarie Confession. I once stole money from my mom's purse so I could place an order and immediately confessed the next day. 💰💸😅 2y
DiruVamp Oh those bring back so many fond memories! My mom always had to give me a limit because I'd want the whole catalog 😂🤓 2y
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EchoLogical 😂 2y
Meeko93 Oh man I can't wait till I have children or nieces and nephews 2y
rohit-sawant This is such a throwback! 2y
TheWordJar Man, I loved Scholastic book orders!! Definitely the start of a lifetime of book-buying and book-loving. I loved my library, but these orders allowed me to actually own the books and keep them. That was huge!! 2y
Cortg This was always my weak spot when my kids were younger! 2y
Bookishgal71 Yaaasssss!! It's why I'm a teacher! Book orders are the elixir of life. 2y
Sace Those were my reason for going to school! 2y
readinginthedark 😂I keep waiting for mine... 😏 2y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Tomorrow is a library book sale day. Friday is another separate library book sale. Saturday is a third book sale. Couldn't be more excited. And nervous about my budget. 📚📚📚

#librarybooksale #blowingmybudget #iregretnothing

LauraBrook Conserve your energy, bring snacks, and have a great time! I'm excited to see what treasures you'll uncover! 2y
ValerieAndBooks Have fun 😉!! 2y
DivineDiana Exciting! 🙂📚 2y
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batsy Ooh! Can't wait to see your haul 2y
kspenmoll Enjoy! They are starting around here this weekend as well. Not sure if I should go... 2y
Dragon What fun! Enjoy all the book sales! 2y
LeahBergen You lucky thing!!!! 2y
minkyb Exciting and scary! 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @LauraBrook @ValerieAndBooks @DivineDiana @batsy @Graciouswarriorprincess @kspenmoll @Dragon @LeahBergen @minkyb Thanks all! I had a great haul from this morning's sale. $8 for 12 books, and a couple of them new, pristine hardbacks. Yay! 2y
DivineDiana Whoo Hoo! 👍🏻👏🏻🎉📚 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @DivineDiana Exactly! 🤣🤣 I set a $15 budget for myself, and never expected to go this far under it. Half price day is the best! 2y
minkyb ❣️❣️❣️ 2y
kspenmoll Wow! Great morning haul! 2y
Dragon Sounds like a great haul 👍 2y
thebookishvet It's always for a good cause! 2y
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Leigh0906
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#bookhaul from my local library book sale!

Kaye I really like Remarkable Creatures. Hope you do too. 2y
emilyhaldi Awesome haul!!! 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Brenley Woah! Nice haul! I love a good library book sale! ❤️ 2y
mrozzz Well done 😏🤓 2y
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BookHermit
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There's even a freakin' floor plan! #booksalenirvana

BookBabe 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Mommamanzi 🙌😍📚 2y
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BookHermit
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I've been waiting all summer for this massive used book sale. A whole curling rink full of books!!! And it supports the Continuing Education Department so, you know, basically guilt free.

Mommamanzi WOW!!! Happy shopping!!! (edited) 2y
Hooked_on_books Holy cannoli! I'm totally drooling. 2y
LeahBergen 😍😍😍 2y
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