I love my local charity shops. We visit them at least 2-3 times a month and I buy 90% of my books from them. One of my favourite shops sells ALL of their books for 10p each and although there is some trash in there ( think old Mills & Boon ) there are also some real treasures. On our last visit I may have bought 8 books.. OOPS but that was just 80p.
In my stash of books I had:
*The Good Housekeeping Cookery Compendium ( published in 1952 ) – this is amazing..so many old recipes and tips. Some absolutely brilliant adverts in there:
*Nigel Slater “Toast” – this book tells the story of Nigel Slaters childhood and his early food memories. As a big fan of Nigel Slater I found it really interesting and it definitely got me craving some old favourites like rice pudding and good old mash.
*The Diving bell and the butterfly – this is an incredible film and I’m looking forward to reading the book
I also bought a Jodi Picoult, a Danielle Steel and 3 others whose names escape me at the moment.
That was just on one recent trip. In the past few years I’ve bought numerous baby and toddler items, maternity clothes, a stroller, a Samsonite changing bag (for a bargain £3) retro luggage, Mary Berrys first cookery books and some really cool glass bottles and wooden ornaments for the house. I often get the look of scorn from friends when I say something they have admired has come from a charity shop but you know what I don’t care. There is nothing to be embarrassed about. We regularly donate to our local shops and encourage everyone we know to do so.
Anyway slightly random post I guess but I was thinking about it the other day and wondered if my readers also visit their local shops or donate to them? Have you had any amazing finds?