- I'm living a more "green" life by buying used.
- I'm purchasing something that has its own unique history- and nothing can put a price on that.
- Its not like I'm spending money on frivolous items, books last forever are sources of great knowledge and personal growth.
- Only used books contain fun inscriptions written by past owners.
- And finally.... because they look prettier on my book shelf than anything you could ever buy at Barns and Noble.
After a wonderful Saturday afternoon, my two girlfriends and I wandered into The Book Tree here in Scottsdale, and had a brief look around. Our intentions were to take a quick browse and nothing more- but of course nothing could have been farther from the truth. After only 20 minutes inside, I walked away with four beautiful new treasures. And what exactly did I find you ask??
Two beautifully old Oscar Wilde books ("The Picture of Dorian Gray" and "The Importance of Being Earnest")
One 1945 edition of John Steinbeck's "The Pearl"
And a sweet children's book of poetry called "Is Somewhere Always Far Away?"
I'm so excited to start my new stack of reading material... I just love the way books beckon to be read- its poetic.