You’ve probably all heard the saying Charity begins at Home? And if not, you more than likely will at some point in your life. Well, I have taken that saying and changed it to fit my lifestyle.
CHARITY BEGINS AT BOOKS
The reason for me doing this is because:
- I work in a charity shop
- I love a bargain and giving back to people that need it
- I love love love buying books from charity shops.
Buying a book from here is a fabulous way to fill my collection as the books are generally very reasonably priced (most of the UK Charity Shops sell an individual book for anywhere between the 50p and £2 mark). You can sometimes find books that would have cost you a lot more to buy from an actual bookshop, or even in eBook format. Due to this, I am unable to walk into a charity shop without at least checking the books.
I wanted to showcase some of my Charity Shop buys and the bargain prices I paid for them.
The entire Game of Thrones series of books (so far), boxed, in near perfect condition for a grand total of £3.50. This is probably my best bargain due to the current popularity of this series.
I got these 5 books as part of a 5 for £1 offer. An absolute bargain of a price. The Buffy book wasn’t already on any of my TBR lists but I had to get a fifth to make it up to £1.
All of the books here were priced at £1 each. The Dodger book by Terry Pratchett was definitely the best buy as its a first edition British printing.
These 4 were all priced at 50p or less, To Kill A Mockingbird only cost 20p.
This manga version of Beautiful Creatures is my favourite of all my charity shop buys, due to 1) it being quite elusive in the UK, not available in any book shops and 2) so expensive on sites like Amazon. I snagged this, purely by accident, for £1.79.
What about you? Have you had any good charity shop book buys? Which are your favourite or best bargains?