Thrift Store Hardcover Book Haul 7-15-17

Anytime I stop in at a thrift store, regardless of what I may have been looking for, I always visit the book section. As a fellow bookworm, I'm sure you can relate. Today was no exception.

After getting nearly all of my library cataloged in LibraryThing recently, I can now refer to it via their smartphone app while looking over the shelves in the store to confirm if I have a book or not. Having passed the 600 volume mark entered into the site, I now have around 90% of my books accounted for. I have also gone through and tagged volumes that I need to replace for various reasons so I can keep an eye out for them.

As I perused the books in the second-hand store, I was especially looking for hardcover volumes. And I was not disappointed! I found six hardbound books and also a 6-volume boxed set of paperbacks. All for $11!

Here are today's finds:

The Inspirational Writings of C.S. Lewis: Surprised by Joy, Reflections on the Psalms, The Four Loves, The Business of Heaven
by C.S. Lewis

I've been wanting to get into Lewis's nonfiction writings so it was a great treat to find this volume!

Great Expectations
by Charles Dickens
I already owned a mass market paperback edition published by Bantam, which is in fairly good condition, but I couldn't pass up this nice B&N Classics edition. (Amazon didn't have this volume so the link is to all hardcovers of this book.)

Go Set a Watchman
by Harper Lee

Another book I've been wanting to read. I almost picked this one at full retail a couple weeks ago but decided to hold off. Great find!

The Christmas Sweater
by Glenn Beck

I already owned this poignant Christmas story, but I loaned it to co-host Nicole and haven't seen it since. (Yep. Throwin' you under the bus, Nicki! lol) It was only a buck fifty so I figured it was a good time to grab another copy.

God's Smuggler
by Brother Andrew

I already have this in paperback, but it was on my "to replace" list as it was falling apart. The hardcover I found today is in great shape although it is missing the dust jacket. Ah well. Can't win every time.

Into Thin Air
by Jon Krakauer

I read this book several years ago on loan from a family member and really enjoyed it. I own a couple other books by Krakauer and love his writing so I thought I'd grab this one for a re-read. Note: There is some strong language in this true account of a terrible disaster on Mt. Everest.

Left Behind: The Kids Book Series (Books 1-6 Boxed Set)
by Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye

I read these books as a teen and really enjoyed them. I also listened to the audio dramatizations and loved them. I have no idea what happened to both the books and CDs so for $2 for the first 6 books in the series I couldn't say no.

Did you strike gold on your last thrift shop or used bookstore visit? Tell me about it in the comments below!

J.D. Sutter

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