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The book hunt continues…

Over the last few weeks I have devoted a little more time and money towards topping up books, I really enjoy book hunting and had a lot of fun over the last few weeks.

Last Friday I decided to go on an overdue Frankston book hunt and came away with a great haul. I visited all the local stores, Salvos, Vinnies, Save the Children, RSPCA etc. All these stores can yield a nice crop, especially of one doesn’t go often, and it had been a while.

I picked up a few books in all the thrift stores mentioned above, but the nice and not necessarily valuable find was a 36 Volume Charles Dickens collection, only Herron but some sort of centennial edition of each volume. The Save the Children thrift store had these, I made an offer for the entire collection and they gladly accepted, the lady at the counter even helped me take the books to the Taxi rank, as some of you are aware I’m on foot these days.

The Tolkien Millenium Edition set was purchased on eBay, i found it at a decent price even though it is a little sun faded.

On Monday i had not gotten the book hunting bug out of my system so I caught the bus to Savers Carrum Downs & Vinnies Carrum Downs, some really decent books, again I had not been there for a good three weeks, and was happy to snap up a few nice titles.

On Tuesday I managed to get a lift to Cranbourne, there is a Vinnies and a Salvos not far from each other. The Vinnies was dissapointing… don’t get me wrong its a great store, but I only found one book… I had better luck at the Salvos and walked out with a bunch of books.

Again I had a lot of relatively inexpensive fun whilst helping the community… Hopefully I can find time to start adding books to the website again.. as there is a backlog of 500+ books at the moment.

That’s it, hope you come back and read about some of our adventures, till the next treasure hunt.

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And I Miss You, Like a Lonely Book In a Thrift Store :)D

I had the pleasure of visiting a thrift store i rarely get to go to.. well two thrift stores next to each other.. In Chelsea Heights. The Vinnies and Salvo’s I have blogged about in the past.

The thing worth mentioning about them both is… that they are very fairly priced.. for books at least anyway. The Vinnies has a massive book section and i managed to find about 10 hard cover 1st editions. Some great books… The Salvo’s a great store but the book section appears to have shrunk somewhat.. but prices almost half of some of the other Salvo’s stores i go to.

Was a great trip, I managed to get a lift there, very happy with the books I picked up today, nothing super valuable but excellent staples for a book shop.

The Paladin of Souls was signed by the author, was really happy about finding that one… Anyway.. till the next treasure hunt.

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Book Hunting May & June 2022

I have been super busy over the last 2-3 months, and not had a chance to do a proper blog for a while. I hvae however been doing quite a lot of book hunting. The weather here is icey and wet, so limited by whenI can get about without a car.

I have visited many thrift stores, runs you may be familiar with from other posts, mainly around Frankston & Carrum Downs, I have also been hunting on eBay.

I have been lucky to find a few books I have been looking for, for a long time, managed to snag quite a few deals on eBay over the last few weeks, including an Orwell 1984 facsimile and a bunch of vintage Science Fiction. Some thrift stores I hadn’t been in for a few months were a treasure trove, I have walked out with a bag of book from places I usually struggle to find even 1 or 2 books.

Above are most of the books I managed to buy, i have a backlog of about 4-500 books to add to the website, and hope to find the time over the next few months to do so. In the interim I will continue to go trasure hunting, I really enjoy it.

Till the next book hunt.

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We are still book hunting!

Seems like a long while since my last post… I have gotten quite busy with other projects… but the book hunts continue.

Whenever I have a few dollars spare and some time or if I am passing through an area I know with decent books… I usually stop and grab a few books. Not had a chance to list noew books for a while.. I think there may be about 200 new hard covers that I havn’t had a chance to add to the website.

I am running low on space and need to buy some more shelving soon. I will start adding books again in a few weeks… Just don’t have a lot of spare time right now. These books came from Savers in Carrum Downs, Salvo’;s also in Carrum Downs, Vinnies in Carrum Downs and all the usual spots I Visit in Frankston.

Give it some time but I will start doing regular blogs again. Till the next treasure hunt.

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Not so thrifty thrifting.

There is a Salvo’s store i rarely go to, they are now leaning towards being a boutique store rather than an Op or Thrift store… prices are a lot higher than even other Salvo’s store… saying that i was in the are today with a few dollars to spare, I must say there was a decent amount of good stock.. I picked up 7 books but at almost double the price I would have paid at a different Salvo’s store… This store is the Carrum Downs store on Frankston Dandenong Road… its a charity, I usually don’t mind paying the asking price… but some of the books they had priced at ridiculous amounts… about as much as one would pay on eBay.

Again I got a decent bunch of books, so not complaining… but I probably won’t go back there for several months… let the books respawn :)D

Below is a photo of the books I got today, all 1st editions.

In all honesty there were quite a few god books, still very cheap. Pop in if you are in the area, Salvo’s help a lot of people – so even the few extra dollars I paid goes to people in need.

Till the next treasure hunt, hopefully a little more thrifty.