Going to used bookstores required pre-planning and a little bit of preparation.

Next week, I’m going to a warehouse-sized used bookstore. I’m determined to find some books that have been on my wishlist for a while.

The key to a good used bookstore shopping list it to have a mix of books, genres, and authors, mostly backlist with a handful of newer books that would be really exciting to find. I’m not sure how well I’ve done on the backlist part of this list, but it’s a start.

My Used Bookstore Shopping List

Books:

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (2012)

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (2011)

Where’d You Go Bernadette by Maria Semple (2012)

The Improbability of Love by Hanna Rothschild (2015)

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (2015)

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo (2012)

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1963)

The Star-touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (2016)

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (2015)

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro (2016)

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman (2013)

Eldest by Christopher Paolini (2007)

The Jane Austen Book Club by Karen Joy Fowler (2005)

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows (2008)

Other Authors:

Paula Brackston

Robin McKinley

Lemony Snicket

Kate Morton

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When shopping in used bookstores, I like to have a list to help guide my exploration. But, by no means will I only look at and purchase books from the list. I love exploring the shop and discovering new-to-me authors and new-to-me books. This list is my starting point and I’m so excited to go explore the aisle of books!

What books do you want to add to your shelf soon?

  1. I rarely go into used bookstores with a clear list. It’s more a general mental state that will recognize books I want as I come across them, so I wind up going shelf by shelf through the entire store. It’s time consuming, but I like the adventure/exploration feel to it. Of course, there aren’t a lot of used book stores around me, so I do most of my used book shopping online these days with one eye on my Goodreads lists.

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