Monday, January 22, 2007

Books!

I know I've mentioned this bookstore at least two other times in the past, but I am just so thrilled with our most recent acquisitions there that I just have to sing it's praises once again! Yesterday we bribed Dylan and Caitlyn by telling them that if they were really, really good during Mass then we would take them to the bookstore later in the day. Luckily (praise God!!!) our kids love books just as much as we do, so yesterday afternoon found us immersed in the children's room of the bookstore, surrounded by books, happily perusing and paging through countless literary treasures.

Since it's a used bookstore, we never know what fabulous finds might be there, just waiting for us to come across them. That's one of the things I love best about it...the anticipation of what we may find each time we visit! I was so pleased with the varied books we came away with yesterday:


an adorably illustrated story book for the girls;

three books from the "Disney's Wonderful World of Reading" series: Finding Nemo, Piglet's Big Movie, and Beauty and the Beast (one for each of the kids);

two kids' craft books;

and, (my two favorites!)...

A Forest Year and Wild Flowers.

All of these, for a grand total of...

...are you ready for this?

A dollar. One dollar!

We completely wiped out the remainder of our trade credit, but not to worry: Darren and I scoured our bookshelves last night and found a number of old neglected books that he'll turn in for more later today. I can hardly wait to go back!

3 comments:

Jennifer said...

That Forest Year looks so good!

Mom to Almost Four said...

I am insanely jealous! :)

Barite said...

You know what I like best about that bookstore? That we first ran into each other there - it will always hold a special place in my heart because of that! Have a great day with the kidlets, I love you.

Me ;)