Yesterday, I was in Cubao so I decided to check out National Bookstore’s previously-owned books (POB) section to see if there was anything interesting. I ended up buying 5 books:
Beauty by Robin McKinley (hardcover, which I passed on to hakaw)
Postcards from No Man’s Land by Aidan Chambers
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret by Judy Blume
The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker
and a chick lit book that had a cute cover, I can’t remember the title though
I only ended up paying P160 (roughly $3) for these. It feels great to get good bargains in used bookstores. I remember when peanut13171 took me around SoCal’s used bookstores, I was amazed at the stocks that they had there. I wish we had something like that over here. We only have a couple of used bookstores – Book Sale, Books for Less, National’s POB and some stalls in UP. And the selections aren’t that great.
But then again, authors don’t anything from used books, right? So maybe I should just wish for a good indie bookstore in Manila. I would love to have something like Mysterious Galaxy – a bookstore that specializes in Sci Fi, Fantasy, Mystery and Suspense. If (and that’s a big IF) I become rich, I’d put up something lika that just for fun. I’ll add a coffee shop inside so people can hang out and read or talk about books. Libre naman mangarap (free to dream).