February 11th, 2006


Oh, BookBuyers.

At the crack of dawn (oh man, it was only around eight but it sure felt earlier) Mom and I packed up four boxes of books - about fifty were mine, the rest were hers - and trucked on up to Mountain View to sell our books at BookBuyers. The store opens at ten, but if you want your books looked at in the morning you have to get into line around nine. Ick. There were only six people ahead of us, including a very nice older man who helped us carry our boxes from the car into the store.

Of our four boxes of books, when they finished reviewing us at 11:45 (it's a long wait, but we're in a bookstore so it's hardly a painful one.) only one box was left - mostly my dreaded Pikes, Stines, and Sweet Valley Highs. I didn't expect to get rid of those anyway - I was just hopeful! - and they took the old textbooks I'd wanted to get rid of, so I was satisfied. For all the books they bought we were paid $160 in store credit - and we turned around and spent $80 in the same day. I bought a complete set of Chronicles of Narnia paperbacks for twenty bucks and an older hardback copy of Gone With the Wind. Mom bought an assortment of water-related books (it's a big part of second grade, apparently.) and a couple of cookbooks.

Man, I love BookBuyers. Lotsa books and a great place to dump the ones I don't want anymore.