Thrift Shopping Adventure at the Library!

Where can you find a bookstore that sells paperback books for 75 cents or $1 DVDs? I regularly visit my local library and it didn’t dawn on me until this week what a really good thrift shopping buzz can be found… at the library!

Yes, the Friends Bookstore at North University Community Library had me at the first hello.  I shop there regularly– especially for my summer “beach reads.”

  • North University Community Library
  • 8820 Judicial Drive
  • San Diego, CA  92122
  • Phone: (858) 581-9637
  • Web:

And when my computer was on the blitz– I used the computer room at my local library to write-up my blog posts.


Look at the cute children’s story area. And the computers.  On Wednesday night when I stopped by there was a lively bluegrass band– “Old Town Road” playing for patrons. For free.

I noticed there is a knitting group that meets at the library. For free. You can meet your neighbors and learn to knit… at the library.  Looks like there are quite a few books on textiles and knitting– more cost-effective to check out the books rather than buying them.


By far my favorite part of the library is the Friends of the Library bookstore- filled with those $1 hardcover books and 75 cent paperbacks.




So… have fun at the library.

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Jody Thompson

I'm going to blog about my many shopping escapades. Whether it is a used book store, a thrift shop or a consignment shop-- I'm here to tell all about my experiences. When I find great stuff-- I'll let you know. I'm sending good karma to all the thrifty shoppers out there!

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