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What’s a Bibliophile to Do? Shop Thrifty, Of Course

If you’re like me, you have a mountain of unread books … and you want more! I’ll admit, I have a bit of a book buying problem. When it comes to collecting books, it can become a quite expensive hobby. The average cost of a new hardback is anywhere from $25 to $30. And most paperbacks go from $8 to $15. What is a bibliophile to do?

Cue your local Thrifty Shopper!


I still remember the first book I bought at a Thrifty Shopper. It was a hardback, first edition copy of Stephen King’s Dreamcatcher. I picked up the heavy book and flipped it over – there it was, the price tag: two bucks. $2 later, I had a brand new (to me) book to read. I was hooked.

From that day, I’ve made it a point to hit up my local Thrifty Shopper to take a look at the book section. I’ve easily found more than 20 books in only a short few months. Most of them have been in beautiful condition, some even quite valuable (a first edition of Clive Barker’s Imajica can fetch upwards of $80 dollars! Not bad for a $2 score).


So if you are a bibliophile, but don’t necessarily love their price tags, do yourself a favor. Check out Thrifty Shopper. Just make sure to leave some for me!

P.S. Did I mention it’s also eco-friendly?

About the Author

Hector R. Laureano is a graduate of the New England Culinary Institute. He is also an avid reader and writer of fiction.

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