One of my biggest issues of moving to the Metro area was leaving behind my beloved thrift stores in south central MN.  Over the course of 5 years, I had become a frequent customer of one store in particular and looked forward to going on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons when everything was 50% off.  Rarely did I leave the store empty handed and my book collection thrived from these bargains!

Upon moving to the TC, Bob promised he would help find a treasure store for me. So far, I have been disappointed with each place we have gone, but know there are tons more spread out in the Cities.

 I am not an antique shopper, and mostly I look for books and cute clothes.  I refuse to pay anywhere close to retail (sale) prices for used clothing and each store we’ve been to has been a huge disappointment.

Last night, we were out and about and stopped at a store and I was thrilled by the book selection they had!  Although their prices were more than the 40 cents I was paying at my beloved thrift store, I was very pleased with the results!

Bob doesn’t quite understand my desire to own books after I have read them, but I have always loved to REread books and enjoy having certain authors and select books on my bookshelves!  I was excited to add these titles to my collection!

Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin (list price $14.99)

In a Perfect World by Laura Kasischiske (list price $13.99)

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen (list price $14.95)

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie (list price $14.99)

Still Summer by Jacquelyn Mitchard (list price $13.99)

Happiness Sold Separately by Lolly Winston (list price $13.99)

So…total list price = $86.90

Actual paid price = $7.27

Total saved = $79.63

Time spent thrifting….PRICELESS!


And…to make the story even better…. I have often found things tucked in books that I have bought secondhand.  Bookmarks, postcards, pictures, you name it! On our way home, I opened one of the books to find a special surprise!  A gift card for one of the grocery stores near us!  Bob laughed and was sure that there would be nothing left on it…I called the number on the back of the card and was shocked to hear the automated voice say….

‘Your remaining balance is $15 dollars’

What a deal!


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