Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Better World Books

My mom found this great website for ordering used books. One of our favorite activities while traveling is to find the nearest used bookstore. I've gotten most of Little Monkey's book collection from used bookstores! Here's a tip to clean them up: 
Windex! It has enough alcohol to dry up quickly and doesn't damage the cover, helps to get those stickers off too! 

Here's a picture of the box: 
All of these for $35! What a deal!!! 
My favorite part (besides getting lots of books for a cheap price) was this cute e-mail written by our books: 
Your book(s) asked to write you a personal note - it seemed unusual, but who are we to say no?

Holy canasta! It's me... it's me! I can't believe it is actually me! You could have picked any of over 2 million books but you picked me! I've got to get packed! How is the weather where you live? Will I need a dust jacket? I can't believe I'm leaving Mishawaka, Indiana already - the friendly people, the Hummer plant, the Linebacker Lounge - so many memories. I don't have much time to say goodbye to everyone, but it's time to see the world!

I can't wait to meet you! You sound like such a well read person. Although, I have to say, it sure has taken you a while! I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but how would you like to spend five months sandwiched between Jane Eyre (drama queen) and Fundamentals of Thermodynamics (pyromaniac)? At least Jane was an upgrade from that stupid book on brewing beer. How many times did the ol' brewmaster have one too many and topple off our shelf at 2am?

I know the trip to meet you will be long and fraught with peril, but after the close calls I've had, I'm ready for anything (besides, some of my best friends are suspense novels). Just five months ago, I thought I was a goner. My owner was moving and couldn't take me with her. I was sure I was landfill bait until I ended up in a Better World Books book drive bin. Thanks to your socially conscious book shopping, I've found a new home. Even better, your book buying dollars are helping kids read from Brazil to Botswana.

But hey, enough about me, I've been asked to brief you on a few things:


Giggles said...

I love that email!!

We have an awesome used bookstore here in town that we frequent regularly. Thanks for the windex tip. I used it to spiffy up our purchases this week.

Whitney said...

The email was totally the best part! So glad the tip helped, books are our friends, we must take care of them!!