Mae l’ovannen (well met!), friends!
I am so happy right now, guys.
What better way to spend birthday and Christmas money than to create a beautiful book stack?!
First of all, I got a deal on four books that I’ve been so excited to read: Romanov by Nadine Brandes, Twinepathy by C.B. Cook, The Girl Who Could See by Kara Swanson, and Hide and Seek by Mya Gray (check out Mya’s blog!). I LOVE the covers on these books, especially The Girl Who Could See. It’s even more beautiful in person. The colors and the scenes making up the girl are so, so gorgeous. I love it.
Aren’t they so pretty?!
Browsing Mya’s blog once, I discovered that there is a site that sells slightly imperfect books or extra inventory from publishers for AMAZING prices. For example, they might have a hardcover that was originally $17.99 for $5.99. Trust me, the price is legitimate, and the Bargain Book copies from this site are lovely. This is the amazing site Book Outlet!
Of course, I had to check it out. What I found blew me away. I bought SIX BOOKS for UNDER $40!!!! I was so excited and grinning so hard when the package arrived.
Books from Book Outlet often have a small dot or line on the edge of the book or sometimes a price sticker on the cover. Maybe a couple of the pages are slightly bent or the cover has some slight wear to it from the handling. Book Outlet also has Scratch and Dent copies (books with significant damage for very low prices). However, all of their books are new and unread. (Disclaimer: I did only buy hardcover Bargain Book copies, so I can’t tell you the condition of the Scratch and Dent ones.)
When my books came, I was expecting them all to have marks on the edge and some price stickers, too. However, when I opened the package, only THREE out of the six had marks on the edge, and NONE of them had price stickers!!! I was so happy about that fact alone. 🙂 The six books I bought were Within These Lines by Stephanie Morrill, The Door Before by N.D. Wilson, Outlaws of Time: The Legend of Sam Miracle by N.D. Wilson, Unblemished by Sara Ella, Beren and Lúthien by J.R.R. Tolkien, and Fawkes by Nadine Brandes. They are in such great condition, guys. I took some pictures to show you. 🙂
1.Within These Lines
This historical fiction looks so good. It’s set in World War II, one of my favorite time periods to read about. The cover is beautiful, and the story between the cover looks amazing, too. I heard about this book because I follow Go Teen Writers, and Stephanie Morrill is the one who started the blog.
It might be a little hard to tell in this picture (sorry!), but some of the pages are a little bent on the top. That’s all that’s “wrong” with this book!
2. The Door Before
I am loving the 100 Cupboards series by N.D. Wilson right now, so I snatched up the chance to get the prequel for the series at a discounted price. It’s a nice hardcover without a dust jacket. All the “imperfection” it has is a small dot on the edge. I love the theme on the cover, with the three kids and the landscape showing through the different cupboards.
3. Outlaws of Time
Like I mentioned earlier, I am loving N.D. Wilson’s writing, so I bought this book by him as well. About a foster child who is swept up into a quest to defeat an evil villain and involving time twists and best friends, it looks so good!
As the pictures show, this book is also in great condition. With only a slightly crunched dust jacket on the top and a small line on the edge, it’s still a beautiful, new book. 🙂
I’ve heard good things about this YA fantasy, and it was such a good price, I snatched it up as well. And THAT COVER, GUYS!!! It’s so gorgeous.
Only a few page and dust cover bends!
5. Beren and Lúthien
Aaaahh, guys, I can’t say how excited I was to get a TOLKIEN book for an AMAZING price. And it is SO beautiful! It’s in such great condition. It only has a small mark on the edge and some very slightly bent pages. The cover is beautiful. ❤
Oh, my goodness, Fawkes is so, so beautiful. It’s definitely in the best condition out of the six Book Outlet books. The only thing it has is very slight page bends. That’s all. They’re hardly even bent at all. The dust jacket is smooth and lacking in bends. And, just let me say, the cover is SO cool! The gunpowder, the mask in the center, the castle in the background, the gorgeous blue color, the gold embellishments on the edges…<3
I was so excited about finding Book Outlet, so I now want to share it with everyone! I highly recommend checking it out. You might find some great reads for amazing deals! 🙂
Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? What do you think of my amateur photography skills? 😉 Are any of these on your TBR? What’s your current read? (Mine is The Story Peddler) Let me know in the comments!