Thursday, July 21, 2011

Love at First. . . . . . Bookstore?

I'm as corny as Kansas in August,
High as a flag on the Fourth of July,
If you'll excuse an expression I use,
I'm in love with a wonderful. . . . . . . 


Yes, it's true.  I have found me a new gem right here in my own backyard!

Armed with a stack of books I no longer needed/wanted, a list of literature selections and editions needed for next year's studies, and a hefty dose of caffeine, I set out to conquer the world!

Or at least the fiction section of 2nd and Charles. 

And I'm proud to report. . . .VICTORY!

Let me give you the run down: 

First,  I dropped off a stack of books for them to look at.  Now, they didn't take everything, but I got about $25 total in store credit for the books they did want.  (They also offered me about $11 in cash.  Yup.  Took the store credit.  Obviously.)

Next, I hunted for Emily & Nathaniel's  literature selections for middle and high school.  Here are some of the deals I found. . . . . . 

The Little Prince - list online at $8.65 - 2nd and Charles price. . . . $3.00
Lilies of the Field - online $5.75 - 2nd and Charles price. . . . . $2.10
The Crucible - online $11.45 - 2nd and Charles price. . . . . . $5.40
The Cherry Orchard - online $10.08 - 2nd and Charles price. . . .$0.70

Most of these are current editions, in almost new shape.  We're not talking beat up and musty books here!

So. . . . . here's the final rundown. . . . . 

After store credit, I spent a grand total of about $25.61 on ALL my kids books for literature next year!


I. Heart. 2nd and Charles!

(The downside.  Don't go with kids.  They will find books they HAVE to have.  Also, the organization leaves a little bit to be desired, so if you're in a rush, you'll be frustrated.)

If they had a coffee shop, I'd never leave.

I mean, I'd learn to drink coffee, just for 2nd and Charles.
That's how much I love it.  Seriously.

(The other downside:  There are only 2 locations in the country.  One here.  Come and visit.  Bring your books.  We'll party.)



1 comment:

Lisa A said...

I didn't know they only had two locations. Glad you found such good deals. I need to go back.