In case you didn’t know….why book addicts love Austin

Half Price BooksHi, I’m Lindsay, and I’m a book addict. You laugh? I’m serious!  Just ask the people who had to move all the book boxes on our recent relocation. And that was after I gave away a lot of books (okay three boxes, but that’s a lot to part with!)

Being a book addict is not easy or cheap. Libraries charge fines (oh, the stories I could tell!) New books are expensive. And even when I have the money, book stores are harder and harder to find, especially in Austin. (All I’ve found are Book People and a few Barnes and Noble stores.)

So within days (hours, maybe?) of moving here I was in my bliss at Half Price Books. But I haven’t written about this discount book nirvana here on the blog because I thought everyone knew about it. I was wrong! In the past two weeks, I have met three people who have been here at least a couple of months but did not know about Half Price Books.

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First of all, they are all over the place in the Austin area. (And in other cities, too, so you can get your fix while traveling,) And they are for the most part exactly what the name implies. A place to buy books for half price or less. And it’s not thrift store stuff. They’re real bookstores, with real sections and real book lovers working inside.

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Want best sellers? Odds are they have them (worth a mention…sometimes they get in new copies of best sellers and offer them at a discount, but not half price.) Need a classic? This is where to head. Computer books, study guides, mysteries, romance? Yup. Want books for your kids? Not only do they have aisles of those, they have a clearance section where your kids can feast on books for a buck or two.

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If you’re a book lover (or are sharing a house with one) and you haven’t been into a Half Price Books, run, do not walk!  Most locations are open until 10 pm, so there’s probably time tonight!

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Junking, Gypsies and a good cause

Junk Gypsy Yard Sale I usually try to write about places you can go again and again. But sometimes I have to make an exception.This is one of those one-off events that’s too good to pass up.

On November 15th, Texas’ own Junk Gypsies will be helping out the Round Top-Carmine school with a very special yard sale at Junk Gypsy World Headquarters in Round Top, Texas.

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Not only will Amie and Jolie be there (the Junk Gypsies themselves), fresh off their stardom as co-hosts for the CMA  Awards, the Great American Country network will be on hand to film the event!  If you’re near Round Top, or want to take a drive out there between now and sale day, they’re collecting goodies for the sale at the shop. Think vintage, collectible and of course, glitter and glam!

The Specs

1215 Texas 237
Round Top, TX 78954

(979) 249-5865

Sale starts at 10 am

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