I started to write this post by saying I try to buy books rarely — then stopped, because I rarely succeed at buying books rarely! Still, I don’t often do big book hauls; instead I buy a pair of books here, a pair of books there… However, everybody was having a Labor Day sale this year, and we had gaps in some of our books. Which means… I have a haul.
Barnes & Noble
B&N advertised a book blowout sale, but when I got there… I found that it was relegated to only a few titles. Still, I got My Year of Rest and Relaxation for 20% off since it’s a new release. I was well into the double digits on the library hold list, and it wasn’t budging, so I thought I’d make the trip to B&N worth my while. (Emergency Contact I’ve already owned and read — see my review here.)
HPB was having a 20% off everything in store sale, which I don’t think happens that often. I took this opportunity to buy things I’ve been wanting to read…
I also got a book that I’ve checked out twice from the library, so it’s probably about time for me to actually own a copy (and it was in the clearance section, so woohoo $2.40 book!)
I also needed to fill in the gaps in our bookshelves. We love lending out books, but unfortunately don’t keep track of who borrows what, and years later some of these books are as good as gone. When we had messy shelves hidden in a back bedroom it didn’t matter as much, but now that our bookshelf wall is basically a part of our living room decor, I wanted to fill in the gaps. So we got…
I love our local feminist bookstore, which is a stone’s throw from one of the HPB in my area. I stopped into BookWoman to place an order for two new releases that would be right up their alley — I’m Afraid of Men by Vivek Shraya and How to Be Alone by Lane Moore — and spent a few bucks there too (#shoplocal!)
I’m pretty excited about all of my books! Did you take advantage of any sales over the long weekend?
Here’s a cat stepping into my pile of books for you.