Monday, May 3, 2010

Musing Monday,


Today’s MUSING MONDAYS is hosted by Just One More Page.

Do you frequent second hand book stores? Have you ever brought a book home only to find something interesting within their pages?

I have to admit, I do not frequent second hand book stores. I just find the groups with which I exchange books and the library are sufficient for my reading needs. We, here in Mississauga do not really have such places other than the Goodwill so it's not a common practice for me.

7 comments:

fredamans said...

Had no idea you lived so close... I'm in neighboring Hamilton! (Totally off-topic)

Here is my musing; http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2010/05/musing-second-hand-books.html

Jenners said...

We don't have a lot of used books stores here either ... but I would love to find things in books I got at one ... like $100 bills or something!

Donna said...

We have a pretty big secondhand bookstore here. That's where we spend most of our book dollars. It is hit and miss if you are looking for a particular item, however. We also borrow from the library (online reservations are easy to do) and purchase new ones from Amazon. I have found a few bookmarks in used books, but nothing noteworthy!

Yvonne said...

I love used bookstores, but I haven't found anything exciting between the pages.

®osadimaggio63 said...

Hi Irene,
in Italia non ci sono molti negozi dove si vendono libri usati, perchè in genere li troviamo ai mercatini dell'usato durante il periodo estivo...
Personalmente amo il libro nuovo, l'odoro delle pagine fresche di stampa mi piace molto e non uso comperare libri di seconda mano, tranne se sono molto vecchi e particolari...
Nella mia libreria di casa, di libri ne ho un'infinità e uso molto metterci fiori secchi, o qualche altra cosa come le cartine dei cioccolatini o bigliettini con scritto sopra una frase particolare.
Ma soprattutto sulla prima pagina scrivo sempre la data del mio acquisto.
Ritornando al discorso dell'usato, ho moltissimi libri che adesso vanno per " antichità " del tipo 1900 - 1910 - 1934 ecc.. e sono un'eredità di mio padre che tengo come se fossero delle reliquie.
E sono questi i libri che cerco e che compero dall'usato.

Catherine Holman said...

We have a nice used book store in KC, but it's a little too far for me to get there very often. If I'm looking for a particular used book, I go to ebay.

Serline said...

I used to, a long long time ago... good old days!

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