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Books. I love books. I especially love real, made out of paper with ink on it books that I can hold in my hands. I do have a kindle, and while I think it is awesome, there is something about a real paperback or hardcover that just gets me very happy. And if I can find a book store that is local, and sells books at very discounted prices, well, then I’m even more happy.
For those of you who live near Boston, I’m about to tell you about a very awesome place. Burlington MA may be best known for its Mall, which was featured in Paul Blart, Mall Cop, or maybe for its mistaking a man’s umbrella for an assault rifle last year. However, there is a place in this suburb called the Used Book Superstore (original title, right?) which is pretty much an orgasm for a bibliophile.
The store functions via donations. People donate their books after they have finished reading them. The store then discounts them 90% of their original price. 90% off is the stuff of ridiculous fables and to-good-to-be-true stories on TV. But at the used book superstore, its for real.
I recently got about 8 books, big fat books like Stranger in a Strange Land and Catch-22, for 75 cents each. They also have movies and dvds, and have special raffles that discount things even more.
Barnes and Noble may have a Starbucks built into it, and plush leather chairs to sit in, but for my money, the used book superstore is very hard to beat. C’mon down, check it out, and I have a hunch you will be glad you did.
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