There is also a discount bookstore nearby called Best Bargain books. This store is hit or miss when it comes to finding exactly what is on my reading list, but I always leave with a bag full of books that I didn't know I was looking for. One time I was able to find 15 different Gail Gibbons book at a very good price.
My best bookstore memory has to be when my children were very young. I think they were in early elementary grades. We were at a local discount book store, (which has since gone out of business) and my son, who was carrying a stack of books, looked up at me and asked, "Mommy, is this a place that we check out the books or buy the books?"
A couple of times a year I drive to the Book Revue in Huntington. It's about 45-60 minutes away, depending on the traffic. I always go once during the summer and once during a winter vacation day. Today is the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday so after bringing the dog to the vet I drove to the Book Revue. (The vet bill was higher than expected, so I had concerns about my book budget.) I have a list of books that I keep on my Goodreads app, but I also just love looking through the shelves to see what I can find. I have to be honest, over the last several years the Book Revue's children's department seems to have dwindled, and many shelves have been replaced with toys. I really wanted to find a copy of Fifty Cents and a Dream, but no such luck. Here's what I purchased;
|New titles that I haven't read - hope they might be good additions to our class library.|
|Always looking for duplicate copies of popular books.|
|Books from my "To Read" list.|