Thrift Books GIVEAWAY

• 12 June 2009

Love to read? Me too.

Love a good deal? Moi aussi.

Love the convenience of online shopping? Yes? (wow, we'd make fast friends now wouldn't we?)

Meet Thrift Books--one of the largest online used book retailers in the US. It's a wonderful place to stop and order your entire summer reading list for a song. Wait until you see all the one-cent books...



































I checked out my top 5 favorite books and found them all available on Thrift Books. The marjority of my list was also in the "one penny" range...I couldn't believe it. This is the perfect set up if you are like me and find that your once-shiny-and-new Barnes & Noble books look used after one read anyway :) In addiiton, I love the idea of spending less initially and then enjoying the book just the same. If you are involved in a book club, this is a great place to start your search. I noticed popular favorites like "Three Cups of Tea" and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and it appears that Thrift Books is a particularly excellent source for fiction.

For this giveaway, Thrift Books would like to offer one reader a $40 gift certificate. You can choose anything on the site (don't forget to check out cook books and kids books!) that strikes your fancy so start making that mental list of you want to read during the upcoming Summer. Talk about great timing, no?

Giveaway Guidelines:

- You have 5 days to enter this giveaway (closes Tuesday, June 16 at midnight).
- Make a comment on THIS POST to enter.
- One entry per person please.
- Anonymous comments will be ignored so make sure we know who you are.
- The winner will be chosen via random.org and then announced on Wednesday, June 17th.
- Winners must respond by Saturday, June 20 to secure prize.

272 comments:

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slip4 said...

Hmmm, not sure of my chances with being first to comment, but I am afraid if I wait, I'll forget.
I am excited about Thrift Books and am forwarding your post on to a couple friends who also love to read. Thanks!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a great giveaway! Thanks.

apple cyder said...

you really do have some of the best finds! thanks for sharing this.

molly

acyderatgmaildotcom

keely steger said...

this is RIGHT up my alley!!!

Shannon said...

Oooh, can't turn down an opportunity for more books!

Waypost Photography said...

I love your website. I love giveaways. And I really love books. Thanks for the giveaway.

Rami, Danielle, Eva, Jacob and Libby said...

This post had perfect timing. I am doing the book club for church and this a a great way for the ladies to get the books. I have been doing the library but a lot of the books have a waiting list.

ansley b. said...

my ever expanding list of books i'd like to read might shrink!

Allie said...

I think this site could get dangerous. I'm thrilled. Thank you.

barb c said...

amazing site - thanks for the heads up!

Mrs. P said...

Can't pass up good books.

Mrs. P said...

Can't pass up books!

Jill said...

how fun. i'd love some new books!

Miranda said...

Bibliophiles unite! How DID I not know about this?! Grazi

Brooke Rane said...

what a great way to sell used books...thanks for passing the link on, Stephanie!

Emily said...

This may be the greatest giveaway I've seen on a blog. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! reading! I hope I win!!!

Karen said...

sign me up!

Stephanie said...

This is a great giveaway. I would love to browse all the books with money to spend.

audrey said...

I am so excited to hear about this! I will be making a long list of ones I want...

Missy knits said...

What a perfect giveaway to start the summer with...and what a great website!! Thanks.

debby said...

oh man. i've been reading up a summer storm and could really use this to get some more books.

robin said...

I love used books. Somehow a book is better to read if it has a little patina!

susan said...

One can never have enough books!

susan of {persimmon&pink}

Alison said...

This is a great find - I love books and love to read!

The Larsons said...

Count me in! I love this!

Megan

Janssen said...

Books are my drug of choice. And a cool bookstore? Only makes it more appealing.

Kathy said...

We love books! and giveaways!

Alie said...

I'd love this! I'm such a bookworm.

Olivia said...

I can't wait to find books on that site!!

McKelle said...

$40 could buy a lot of books. So excited to learn about Thrift Books!

Cecy said...

This is the BEST giveaway, I LOVE books!

Laurel said...

holy cow - what an awesome site!

em said...

lots of pool time this summer. I need to READ!

lowcountrydogleah said...

ooooohhhh I hope I get this one! I looooove to read.

Shannon said...

This would be such a treat for me! Great idea!

-Lindsey- said...

I dream of having a big library! This would be awesome!

Lulu Belle said...

This is an amazing find! Thanks for sharing - I can only imagine how far $40 would go on this site :)

Carrie said...

I heart books. This is a fun one, thanks!

Susan said...

oh my...this is a great great giveaway. i love books and i have a long list of what i would buy if i win!!

Emily said...

great find, and a great giveaway!

karlee said...

This couldn't be any more perfect. I made it a goal to start reading the classics that my teachers never made me read in high school.

Star A said...

I love to read and adore used books!

Christie said...

I would love this! Who doesn't always need a good book!

ellen said...

I heart reading!

Ashley said...

I loved used books. Please help me fee my addiction.

Brooke said...

I love to read, those ones your pictured are actually some of my favorites!

Nora said...

wow, what a fantastic find! i will use this regularly even if i'm not lucky enough to win. thanks so much for passing this on!!

nicole said...

yes please!

Michelle said...

I love book shopping! Crossing my fingers!

Annie said...

4 of your 5 books are my favorites too! I adore the idea of ordering one cent books!

Andrea said...

Wow! How fun!

li'l mil said...

Ohhhhh, I could start my Christmas shopping early! What a great site!!

marian said...

this is a perfect giveaway!

Tonni said...

Sheesh, they ship to Canada! Who ships to Canada these days? NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE! Hooray, so excited!!!

Stephanie said...

I love A Fine Balance!! This contest is lovely and I would love to spoil my boyfriend.

--Stephanie

KimB said...

This is a wonderful giveaway. I have been reading quite a bit lately and would love to get a good deal on books.

Jane said...

Genius!!! Geniusness. Life just got sweeter. I can't wait to tackle my long list of books-to-read!

Mona said...

Ooh! YES!

Sherm said...

I was told day before yesterday that we have no room in any of our eight book cases. Obviously, we need more books.

Jamie said...

We've put a moratorium on buying books to save money...this just may help us quench the urge for new summer reading!

Arianne said...

Thank you for sharing! Our local library system is small and with my oldest child just beginning to read, I've been thinking of ways to get more literature in the house for him and his following siblings to read.

Cher said...

Oh how I love Stegner...

Love it- always looking to add to my library!!!

AnnEE said...

Spending full price on books about kills my soul- this is great!

Carrie said...

Ooh, I love books, especially nicely priced ones!

UZI said...

Ooh I love this! I have a page long list of books I've been wanting to get but the other retailers are too expensive. What a GREAT giveaway, and a great Blog!

NSMOM said...

Great giveaway... thanks,
Maureen (jnomaxx at hotmail dot com)

kh said...

Yes, please! Perfect for summer.

Kristin Jo said...

great giveaway. i'd love to win it !

Heather said...

Awesome!

kristine said...

i love books and i love a bargain... maybe i should win!

LAC said...

I'd love to win!

Kristine said...

This is a great source for me because I teach English! Thanks!

Mauri said...

how wonderful is that?!?

Laurie said...

Thank you! I love this!

Krista said...

I love reading! thank you.
kristacamelia@yahoo.com

Jinjer said...

I could use some new reads. Count me in.

GG said...

New books always make my day!

hwilcox said...

wonderful!! wonderful!!

Megan said...

I've never heard of this place. I think I'm in love.

Stefanie said...

great giveaway
sdelmast@olemiss.edu

Sandy said...

I love the smell of old, used books.

Barbara C. said...

Amazing site! Books are my favorite thing ever.

Ginny said...

Love this giveaway!

Nic said...

I try my best to avoid paying full price for books. I usually wait until I can find a used book store. A thrift book website is right up my alley!

tina said...

great giveaway - I hope I get to read a lot this summer!

mj said...

mmmmm - nothing better than cuddling up with a great book. what a great giveaway!

Meghan said...

This is such a great find!

hairyshoefairy said...

What a great giveaway! I'm very excited about this online shop. Thanks for telling us about it!

Britt said...

I would absolutely LOVE that gift card!

Guinevere said...

Fantastic find! I've already bookmarked it, and can't wait to order!

ryne and danielle said...

I have too many books already..but am dying to add to my collection!

Lisa said...

I love LOVE love to read. And I do it all the time, now that I have a baby to nurse... This would be great!

tammyig said...

So need to share this with our book club. Thanks.

Tiffany said...

Didn't know about thrift books...thanks! Need to stock up on some books.

- Tracy said...

I love books! Really, I do. Thanks for the Giveaway.

atout said...

omgosh i love this site! great giveaway and a perfect way to start my summer!

Emily said...

You picked four of my top 5 favorites! Fast friends indeed . . . I need to stock book shelves with wonderful and always worth every penny books!

emily said...

WOW, this is so great. I've never heard of them but LOVE the concept.

Rachel said...

If they have fiction and cookbooks, I'll be in heaven. I can't wait to check them out!

Virginia said...

yes, please! I'm a librarian with a shockingly small personal collection.

Jessica said...

This is a giveaway made for me! I LOVE reading. Thanks!
jessmy13 at yahoo dot com

Megan said...

This is perfect! Pick me!

Megan A.

emily kate said...

What a great website! I'd love to give it a try.

Allison and Jonathan said...

I'll book it to this giveaway.

Tracy said...

What a great website. I already found some great business books. What an exciting giveaway.

Ali said...

How wonderful. I'm crossing my fingers.

stacey said...

how exciting! what a cool website

Bridget said...

My library could use a few good new used books!

Sarah said...

Ooooh I was just working up a summer reading list!

erin said...

I've been looking for an excuse to get more reading done!

Becky said...

This is a great site. Thanks for the info. I'd love to be the lucky winner!!

kc said...

I love books --Cookbooks, fiction, self-help and definitely books I'll be reading to a 3-year-old! Thanks for sharing!

Ash said...

Woohoo! What a great giveaway.

Karen said...

So happy to have found your blog! Thanks so much for introducing me to a terrific source for books. We LOVE books!
Fingers crossed for this wonderful giveawy!

Whits said...

3 Cups of Tea and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn are on my to-read list -- I would love to win this gift certificate!

Are you on goodreads? I just signed up the other day and I love reading others' book reviews!

Where The Wilds Things Are said...

What a great website. I am very excited to check it out. Thanks!

Holman House said...

Who wouldn't want some great books at great prices?

Georgia said...

I love your choice of books...especially the Jane Austen book (I love anything by her, but especially P and P!) and The Poisonwood Bible, which was written in such an interesting style. I would be in heaven in any book store, so count me in! Thanks!!!

Sharmyn said...

What a great tip! Thanks!

mindy said...

this sounds wonderful thanks

Kelly and Kelly said...

what a great resource - thank you! I love books!

Sarah said...

1 cent?!?! SERIOUSLY?!??! YAY!

abbersnail said...

This is a beautiful giveaway!!! Thank you!!!

Paint Eater said...

I LOVE books! Perfect for summer road trips, lazy days by the lake, weekend thunderstorms....Thrift Books is a great site. Thanks for the find!

Stephanie said...

Wow wouldn't want a book for a penny! I can't believe it. Thanks for sharing!

joolee said...

yes please!! i gobble up books like crazy...much to the chagrin of my kids and husband...

Andy said...

Would love to win this one!

amyks said...

love this idea...sign me up!

Lori Collier said...

This is a great giveaway - thanks!!
loribethcollier1@earthlink.net

Missy said...

I'm happy to know about Thrift Books - their site will be added to my favorites list.

Crystal said...

Books are great! Books for less are even greater!!

caroline said...

What an awesome source! Thanks, Stephanie.

me said...

What a great resource!

loft2dwell said...

Awesome! I love books, but hate paying a lot for them.

Jennifer said...

Great idea! I've stopped buying new books, but still need some for throwing in my bag and summer road trips.

Marlo said...

Oh yeah! This is awesome. Here's hoping I can pick up some sweet reads.

Suzanna H. said...

YES YES YES. I love books.

Rachael said...

I am so excited to learn about this! We have bookcases upon bookcases, and there are still thousands of books I yearn for.

Sarah Black said...

A book shopping spree...sounds great!

Nancy said...

such a great giveaway and great idea for buying books!

Sarah said...

Wow. I have a serious weakness for books, so this could be either really good or really bad for me. Hope I win the certificate, either way!

Sara Boo said...

Me encanta los libros!

MommaMcCarthy said...

for book groups? Great idea!

Julie said...

what a wonderful find! thanks so much for alerting me to this great resource.

Nicole said...

Oh I love to read!

Emily said...

This might be my favorite of the week's giveaways! Thanks!

Christy said...

OH I love to read!!!

Sam and Josh said...

This is a great giveaway.

strollermama said...

I already have list should I be the lucky one.

Megan said...

THANK YOU THANK YOU for this incredible giveaway and the introduction to this amazing site!!!

LeniStav said...

great giveaway! there are several books i've been eying lately!

Anna Macfarlane said...

ANna Macfarlane, Anna Macfarlane, ANNA MACFARLANE, svp!

The Smiths said...

Reading is a passion of mine. I would love to win this! Thank you for letting me know about Thrift Books!

Ann-Marie said...

this is a GREAT find....thank you

Rik said...

Oh my GOODNESS! This is the best giveaway yet! I LOVE books and reading and my husband would just die! Pick me, random picker!

Jessica said...

I want it!!!!

John & Jennifer Savage said...

I saw this link on your sidebar and already fell in love. This is great for Book clubs. Please oh please let me win this one. I am such a reader and have a bunch of favorites on a wish list already!

Big D said...

I love books of all kinds!
Anne M.

Nicole said...

yes! Wonderful giveaway!

Emily said...

I love to read and am always in need of a good, new book! Thanks for the info on Thriftbooks!

leslismith95@hotmail.com said...

161 is feeling lucky, and I have always been a sucker for books.

Annie, Chris, Ryan, & Jake said...

My library needs this!

Kiersten said...

This would make me so happy!

Janae said...

I'm always looking for good book deals--this site looks fabulous!

Erin said...

I have read (or reread) four of your top five books in the past six months. I have LOVED them too! I will put the fifth on my list of books to read. Thanks for the recommendation!

Stephanie said...

Oh this is the best giveaway ever!

lynne said...

hot dog! that's such a great site to know about! i've been doing swaptree - but sometimes you have to wait for such a long time for a book you really want...

Alison said...

I am so on board with this giveaway. I love to read add a great deal and you have magic...

Jules said...

In our spare time, right?

Thomas B said...

Thanks for the link.

To return the favor, here is a link to my favorite book site.

www.bookjingle.com - They purchase your used books. If you are like me and you have lots of books hanging around, it is a good way to make some money. You can enter the ISBN of your book and get an instant offer. They also pay the shipping.

Thanks again for your tip.

crissy said...

How wonderful. You'll feel warm and fuzzy if you pick me.

Hanna said...

Ooh I hope I win!

The VIPs said...

wow, thanks for sharing such a great site!

mara said...

Great site, thanks for sharing!

nikki said...

Thanks for sharing this awesome site!! No longer will I be tempted to buy full priced books. A gift certificate would be lovely way to start my summer reading list.

All-American Belle said...

I love how any books you can get at Thrift Books for $40!

shandam said...

read on!

Jessica said...

Summer reading, here I come!

J.J. Killins said...

wow! going to check it out! i'm in the middle of crossing to safety based on your recommendation!

bluestocking mama said...

i need a good few books.
catherine

Ally in WA said...

Had no idea this site existed. Thanks for pointing it out for me. Great prices! I'd love to be entered to win a GC! Thanks for the chance and for your review!

espressogurl at hotmail dot com

Melanie said...

Wow, I'm DEFINITELY going to check out this site.

Four of the five book cover images are also my favorites. Great taste!

Jess said...

Thanks for finding this site! I cant stop looking for new books to read and this will ensure I don't go broke!

Abigail said...

I would love a few good books to read now that it is summer! How great!

Liz R. said...

thanks for the link!

laura said...

Awesome giveaway!!

Stephanie said...

This is amazing!

Kim said...

looking forward to putting my feet up and diving into a good book this summer! yeah!

Kim
klbarth@comcast.net

Susan said...

Ah, the possibilities are endless!
Thanks,
Susan

s.mazzoni@verizon.net

LobotoME said...

sweet! especially since there are a few books i've been dying to read that the library doesn't have (and can't buy due to the spending hiatus)! J :)

cachet said...

i love books, and thrifted books especially! thanks!

Scattering Lupines said...

I'll be looking there FIRST before Amazon for all my used book needs...

Mir said...

I will be needing lots of books to read this summer. It is great.

~*Kim*~ said...

This site looks fantastic! Thanks!

Lindsey said...

I need some great new reading material for the summer :)

The Funny Farm said...

Um...YES! Pick ME!!!

KatiK said...

I LOVE Thrift Books! And from your book list, we should be friends. Thanks for your great giveaways.

Tania said...

I am bookmarking that site, it sounds nearly too good to be true!

Rebeccah Louise said...

Oh, joy! Of your favorite books, three are within my top five as well!

rebecca said...

oh goodness! what books i could buy with $40!

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