At the beginning of the week, I strolled into the second hand book shop next to my work and I came out with 5 books. These books are new to me, but pre-loved by someone else. The spines are broken, the pages are tattered but does that really matter?
I’ve noticed that people in general seem to stigmatise second hand books, well everything second hand. And whilst I personal have no problem admitting that I buy second hand books, I recieved some comments about them.
By buying those second hand books, I’ve not only saved myself quite a bit of money, I gave five pounds to charity. And I don’t see what the problem with this is. I don’t know many people who give to charity on a regular basis, and if the money I spend goes towards helping someone else, then surely this is a win win situation? I get books, someone else gets help.
And I got 5 books for £4.50, such a good bargain!