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Nov 10 2016 9:05am

What Was Your Best Find at a Used Bookstore or Library Sale?

A Girl's Guide to Vampires by Katie MacAlister

Heading to a bookstore (virtual or brick-and-mortar) is perhaps one of our favorite ways to relax. However, bookstores don't always stock our favorite, perhaps out-of-print, books; and it can be a great way to find new-to-you authors at a bargain price. 

What has been the best thing you found in a used bookstore or library sale?

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Scarlettleigh
1. Scarlettleigh
I discovered Susan Elizabeth Phillips after I purchased Glitter Baby in a UBS and became a fan.

I discovered Julie Garwood too. Everyone was raving about The Lion's Lady but it just didn't sound good. I finally broke down and bought it and read her books for years.

I think my first J.D. Robb (Nora aka wasn't known at the time) was from a UBS. . .
Jennifer Proffitt
2. JenniferProffitt
I discovered Katie MacAlister at a library sale, which was the best find ever!
Katy Cooper
3. katy.madellio
Mary Jo Putney's Silk and Secrets is the one that leaps to mind. The unusual locale caught my interest...and the book led me to all kinds of wonderful reading.
Heather Waters
4. HeatherWaters
I like to collect first editions of my favorite romances, mostly for the original covers, so I've picked a few awesome ones at used bookstores and library sales.
EC Spurlock
5. EC Spurlock
I got my first Mary Balough books at a UBS which led to her being one of my auto-buys. Also They Gray Horse by RA MacAvoy, which is one of my all-time comfort reads.
Kareni
6. Kareni
Well, there were those three five dollar bills I found in a used book one time; that was a nice find!
EC Spurlock
7. Kaye55
All of Linda Howards category's back list. It was a while ago, but it was like 20 books and I scooped them all up!
Mary Lynne Nielsen
8. emmel
I love getting the hard-to-find books by my fave authors. One of these was finding Mary Balogh's Gentle Conquest at a library book sale. On bag day.
EC Spurlock
9. Joyful
My library has book sales quarterly. Romance paperbacks books are exclusively from donations to the library. $2 for a bag of romance books! My tactic is to fill my paper grocery bag as fast as possible. When I get home, I sort out the contents. Got Alice Clayton's Nuts in paperback ... cost about 15 cents since the whole bag was $2.
Jerrie Adkins
10. filkferengi
I found a hardback of Mary Jo Putney's _One Perfect Rose_ for 50 cents at a library book sale, which led me to read several more of her series.

Just last month, I found a hardback of _Lord Of The Rings_ in French & illustrated by Alan Lee, for $2.
EC Spurlock
11. Deborah Steinmetz
While they weren't found at either a UBS or Library sale... I did find almost the complete works of Anne McCaffrey (Dragonriders of Pern, Acorna,and such) at Goodwill for a DOLLAR a book...they were all Hardback versions too! *swoon*
EC Spurlock
12. pipermax1
A $1 beautiful purple hardcover, brand new, illustrated copy of the Odyssey was nice, but my favorites remain the origional australian covered Anee Bishop books. I first discovered her because they looked so awesome. (Yes, I occasionally judge books by their covers.)
Felicia Fallon
13. Uber Romance Reader
Two of them in one stop at the Book Barn -- Currier & Ives coffee table book & the complete works of Oscar Wilde, both antiques in good condition & at less than $15.
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