And if that sounds a slightly bizarre heading, it isn’t really as yet *another* charity shop has opened up in the local big town, making 12 in just one small area now! Although I’m a great fan of these lovely places as a great hunting ground for books, I admit that it does rather concern me that a town of this size is losing ‘real’ shops at a rate of knots – it doesn’t tend to indicate that the place is thriving….
Anyway – on to some joys this week. I had been resolving to try not to buy too many books as I was so spoiled over birthday and Christmas, and have also been indulging in some ‘clicky-click’ online purchasing to aid my current Russian book obsession. However, there were a couple of little bargains I couldn’t resist which I *shall* share with you!
First up are some lovely Viragos. “No Signposts” was from the new charity shop and was only £1 and is really in nice condition. The other two are brand new books (shock!!) – but from The Works, who are currently restocking madly. “Crampton Hodnet” is particularly useful for the Pym read-along, and the Holtby is one I don’t have. And as I was getting another book for Middle Child’s birthday, they ended up being three for £5 – bargain!!
The other two finds were rather nice too. The Mansfield is identical to one I already have, but as my copy is rather foxed and grubby, I took the opportunity to replace it with this better one for 50p. And the other 50p Ballard volume was from the sale in The Works.
I *do* love a bargain!!