A few weeks ago I stopped at Good Cause Thrift Shop http://www.mcauleyhs.org/---/good_cause_thrift_shop
where of course I headed immediately to the book shelves. Their prices were quite reasonable and I bought a bunch for BookCrossing.
Then a week or two ago, I made a 2nd visit, picked out a bunch of books for various Release Challenges and made my way to the register to check out with my two plastic shopping baskets full. That's when I saw the shelf with "5 hardcovers for $1.00" on it, so I added 5 more. Then I saw a sign on a lower shelf, "20 paperbacks for 50 cents" -- well, what could I do. I added 20 more to my stack. When I checked out, I was asked why I was buying so many books and after I said BookCrossing and explained that I was going to give them away for free, I was told that I could have everything on the 5 for $1.00, 20 for .50 shelves. I made a few trips to my car with my BookCrossing tote bags full, emptying them out and going back for more. [Between the books I bought and the books they gave me for free, I came home with 120 books!] As I was leaving I was given a phone number and a request to call the Sister in charge.
When I did she asked me more about BookCrossing and then told me I could come in at my convenience to pick up more books (for free) as they had too many. Wilderwoman and I drove there today. I brought lots of printed material about BookCrossing and picked up seven boxes of books. (I could have taken more, but that was all that fit in my car.) Wilderwoman and I both bought a few more books and things, as we felt we should support the store, since they were so generous with us.
They kept thanking us for helping them out, as we were doing the same to them. AND, as we were was leaving, the Sister said, "We cull books every Monday, will you be back every week?" I can't believe it!!!!! Free books!!!!!! I'm in BookCrossing heaven!!!!!