27 Blogtober challenges completed. I know that it is too early to rejoice but I could not help it. I am just so excited and I just can’t hide it. (Made you sing, hahahah)
For now, I am to share my favourite shopping spots.
Technically, I like any place with a big “SALE” sign.
But, when I am in a shopping center, the places that I look for are hobby shops. I love fandom memorabilia, figures, comic books, board games, building kits, DIY things, and all those other things you see in a hobby shop. I could spend a good hour for just looking (or deciding what to buy when I have the funds). I also like to search an area for charity or thrift shops. I feel like I’m inside a piece of history whenever I scan the racks and shelves.
When I am in my home court, I have one favorite shop. Book Sale. It is a chain of secondhand book stores scattered all around the nation. You can find a wide array of books from coffee table finds, collegiate references, self-help, non-fiction, magazines, local publications, graphic novels, and fiction.
I am proud to say that 89% of my book collection came from Book Sale.
During my uni years, I had enough cash to spend on myself but I did not want to have it all gone at the expense of one newly released book. So, I would go to Book Sale and scan the shelves.
I had two priorities whenever I go there.
1. To find a first edition Bloomsbury Harry Potter Hardbound book.
2. To find a book included in the list of the 50 books that I should read before I died.
Three years since I started my book scavenging…
… I only have to search for the Philosopher’s Stone to complete all seven Harry Potter books.
… I have 20 of all 50 books to read before I die.
… I have at least six uncompleted book series.
… I have loads of sidetrip purchases like literary classics, Shakespearean references, modern publications, tutorial books, and graphic novels.
I am addicted. I know. No, I refuse rehabilitation.
I find the happiness of finding a coveted book among the stacks and stacks of books there. Its like a treasure hunt there.
So yeah, my favourite shop is Book Sale.
What is your favorite shop?