Book Sale Bargains

I love a good book sale. Whether it’s a second hand book sale, a library stock sale, or a warehouse sale, I. Am. There.

Today’s exciting book sale was the Scholastic Warehouse Sale where you could buy a box for $40 and fill it with as many books as could fit. I initially went there to see if I could find some good picture books, but was pleasantly surprised to find there was a lot of YA there. A wonderful discovery and one that put my Tetris skills to the test because I wanted to fit as many books in my small box as I could which was a challenge with different sizes and a box that Did Not want to fit things nicely.

In the end I succeeded and walked away with 24 books, 21 in my box and three from the separate discounted section. I found a mix of YA, junior fiction, and picture books to add to my collection. All of which I have zero room for, but who doesn’t love a good project of reorganising the bookshelves and trying to fit in more books?

A few of the books I bought were completing a series, that I had on my TBR list, or were nice new fancy shiny special edition copies that I needed to have but a lot I took a chance on because they sounded really interesting. This is what I walked away with:

Claudia and Mean Janine by Ann. M. Martin

Disappearing Act by James Moloney

Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian

Woeful Second World War by Terry Deary

Making Bombs for Hitler by Forchuk Skrypuch

All the Things That Could Go Wrong by Stewart Foster

The Bubble Boy by Stewart Foster

This is My Song by Richard Yaxley

The Boy The Bird and The Coffin Maker by Matilda Wood

The Smell of other People’s Houses by Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

Finding Nevo by Nevo Zifin

A Small Madness by Dianne Touchell

Everybody Sees the Ants by A. S. King

Broken by Elizabeth Pulford

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins

My Life As A Hashtag by Gabrielle Williams

Clifford’s Puppy Days by Norman Bridwell

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman

The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman

Thelma the Unicorn by Aaron Blabey

Don’t Call Me Bear by Aaron Blabey

Piranhas Don’t Eat Bananas by Aaron Blabey

I Need a Hug by Aaron Blabey

Of course to top off my hour spent inside as I was leaving Clifford the Big Red Dog walked in with the Very Cranky Bear. I wasn’t able to grab a picture but you can see their adventures on the Scholastic YouTube channel. Overall it was a very rewarding morning.

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Ally
    Sep 22, 2018 @ 19:45:59

    I am very impressed with your Tetris skills!

    Liked by 1 person

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