Thursday, May 06, 2010

Books, Glorious Books

Katy, TX has the most wonderful used bookstore. While most used bookstores I've been in have mainly used romance books, Katy Budget Books has a huge variety of genres available. We used to live around the corner from the store and it's one of the things I miss most about that area of town.

Twice a year, KBB has a huge sale of their surplus used books. Prices range in price from .25 to $1.00. A sale started today and I drove down there with the kids to be there when the doors opened. I usually concentrate on the children's section of the store since that's mainly what I buy these days. I could have been there all day if I had gone through the whole store.

This is what I bought today.

The grand total for all these books was about $22.00. The most expensive book was the book of Emily Dickinson poems because it was a hardback. It was $1.00. The copy of Homer's The Odyssey is a $35.00 book. I got it for 75 cents. I'm excited about finding Otto of the Silver Hand for 35 cents. There are some books in there that the kids picked out that I would not have necessarily chosen, but for 35 cents each, I figured it was okay.

The cost of all those books new? $305.00 I definitely think it was worth the 45 minute drive.


HeatherLee said...

That is awesome. I've always used the library because they are so good around here. But, as my oldest is getting closer to High School I might change that. I really want him to learn to highlight and note take in his books.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I wish we had something like that around here. I would love finding great books that cheap!

Contessa Kris said...

Oh my goodness! I wish I could find a superb sale like this around here! Need to find me some used book stores first! Yum pile of books.