Friday, November 17, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #1

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. This meme is for sharing all the books you’ve added to your shelves throughout the week.

I discovered something amazing this week! One of my local libraries has a somewhat secret basement filled with extra books. When they have too many of one book, or they need to make room, they store the extras and sell them for 25¢ to 50¢.

These are just the books I bought for myself. I got a lot for my kiddos, too! Total amount spent: $29.


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When You Were Here by
Witchlanders by
Virtuosity by
Sea Change by
Hidden (Firelight #3) by


















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I have read a few of these, but I didn't have copies for my shelves. Others I have been wanting to read for years and never had the time. I just couldn't pass up this opportunity! My husband and I had to carry the girls so we could roll the books in the stroller. I'm sure we looked ridiculous, but books make us happy. 

I loved Bitter Spirits, so you can imagine my excitement over seeing The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett. There were also a few 2017 books like, The Dazzling Heights by

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  1. Ooooh! SO many good ones and so cheap!

    I'm not sure how to handle the ARC question because,clearly, a library should understand not to sell arc's right??

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    1. I was SO EXCITED. Their YA section was massive, so I didn't have time to look through the Adult Romance. Next time!

      Right?! They SHOULD know better, which is why I'm not sure how to handle it.

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  2. AMAZING haul!! I love bargain books!

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    1. Me too! Now I need my husband to build me another bookshelf.

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  3. Whooooaaa that IS an amazing discovery! All those books for $29!!! But hmm, that is a problem about the ARCs :-/ Not sure how to handle that either.

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    1. I KNOW. I'M SO HAPPY.

      The ARC thing is really bothering me. They have the ARCs listed for more than all the other books, too. It makes me think they know exactly what they're doing.

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  4. Oh my gosh! That is amazing.

    Maybe you could ask them if they have seen that they are arcs and if they know they aren't allowed to be sold like this? Just conversationally? I mean, I still come across a lot of people online that have no idea.

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    1. Really? It just baffles me because most ARCs clearly state that they are not to be sold. The people I interacted with were just volunteers, so I was going to see if there was someone else at the library I could talk to.

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  5. Wow that's amazing- that many books for $29. I want that library lol! I see Glow and The Secret History of Us in that mix- I've read both of those. I really likd Secret History. Grave Mercy also. And I read the first two Tricia Rayburn books but never did get to Dark Water. Hmmm...

    That's funny about the stroller! Good for you guys :)

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    1. I'll share the library with you! I was really excited to see THE SECRET HISTORY OF US. It never made it on the shelves as a library book, so it's still nice and shiny.

      A twin stroller is good for many things, lol. My toddler tries to sit in it sometimes, but he's getting too big.

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  6. My library doesn't sell ARC's so I have no idea what to say about that. However your sale is excellent!! My library sells paperbacks 3/$1 so Its easy for me to keep to a budget plus get some goodreads!!
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    1. Three books for $1 is awesome! I love finding great deals like that.

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  7. Our library does that on occasion. Sometimes they put books out front that have been donated to them for that price. They also have a bookstore for pretty cheap and great book deals. You got a great haul!!

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    1. Have you ever said anything to them about it? I mentioned it this weekend, and I was told that they receive the books as donations and then put them out to sell. She said if a book doesn't get put on a shelf, they either stay in storage or get tossed in the trash. So, what is the better option? Do they sell the ARC for a small ($1) profit, or do they throw the book away?

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  8. We have a new and used bookstore in our area that sometimes sells ARCs. Totally illegal, right? I love the bookstore, so I've never said anything, but still ...doesn't seem right. Although I hate tossing ARCs in the recycle, too, so I don't know what's better.

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    1. I usually donate mine, or ask if someone would like them. School libraries can use ARCs, and so can the individual classrooms.

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  9. First time visiting your blog L and ... oh wow you have a great pile here. So many dark Gothic covers. I feel I want to read them ALL :) Enjoy them!

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    1. I'm so glad you stopped by! Thanks! I can't wait to read them. 😁

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