What fun things happen when you and your friends love books and writing! One of my friends came up with the idea of doing an online search for used bookstores within a reasonable driving area. She found quite a few! So, she planned two “used bookstore tours” for us in two different areas. So, on Saturday, October 5, 2019, we went on our first tour. We left around 10:30 a.m. and didn’t return until 8 p.m., but we had so much fun and found some great stores!
The first store was by far my favorite. It is an old barn that has been converted into a bookstore that sells old used books. It has four floors!
This is where I sat perusing an old book about Virginia City during the time of the Old West. I ended up buying the book.
This was our second stop. My friends found great deals here! I purchased one book, that I found completely fascinating, here.
Okay, so Barnes and Noble isn’t a “used” bookstore, but we stopped anyway, and being from a small town with a one-floor Barnes and Noble, imagine how excited we were to enter a Barnes and Noble with a second floor! We had a lot of fun in this store!
This is a magnet I found in a bargain bin at Barnes and Noble. I laughed and showed it to one of my friends who then insisted on buying it for me because she said, “It fits.” (I think it’s because I have a strong personality and strong opinions. And, yeah, I don’t have a lot of money.)
This store only had a small section of “used” books.
No “used” books here either, and it was a very small store with more gift items than books.
We thought this store’s prices were kind of high for “used” books.
Our next stop was a comic book store. (Yeah, I know, not a “used” book store.) Also, I forgot to take a photo of the outside of this store, but I took a photo of one of my favorite items inside the store:
This was supposed to be our last stop, and it was out last “used” book store. This store had three storefronts in a strip mall. Another one of my friends bought a Langston Hughes poetry book here, just because I said, “I like Langston Hughes’ poetry”.
We did actually stop at a Five Below as well. They often have some very cool books for writers.
We had so much fun on this tour. Our next one will be in just a couple days! Have you ever done anything like this?