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A trip to Book Depot, otherwise known as a book spree


On Saturday I made my first “pilgrimage” to Book Depot in St. Catharines. This is the physical store associated with BookCloseouts, an addictive source for books online. I went with a group of friends and we made a day of it, spending several hours browsing in the cavernous warehouse, followed by a great dinner at Spice of Life in Port Dalhousie (although we may have been a bit raucous for those diners trying for a bit of romance).

Needless to say, I bought books. Wise? Perhaps not, but who can resist the lure of fabulous books at closeout pricing – especially if said books have been on your wishlist for ages.

Here’s the list of what I bought (for under $50):
1. We Need to Talk about Kevin by Lionel Shriver
2. Population 485: Meeting your Neighbors One Siren at a Time by Michael Perry
3. The Sixth Lamentation by William Brodrick
4. Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired by Benson Bobrick
5. The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana by Umberto Eco
6. The Secret River by Kate Grenville
7. I & Claudius: Travels With My Cat by Clare de Vries
8. Codex by Lev Grossman
9. The Little Lady Agency by Hester Browne
10. The Pack: Serenity Falls Book II by James A. Moore
11. Krazy Kat by Jay Cantor
12. The Minotaur Takes a Cigarette Break: A Novel by Steve Sherrill
13. The Mineral Palace by Heidi Julavits
14. Forever: a Novel by Pete Hamill
15. The Afterword: a Novel by Mike Bryan
16. The Magic Shop by Denise Little
17. Piratica: Being a Daring Tale of a Singular Girl’s Adventure upon the High Seas by Tanith Lee

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6 Comments to

“A trip to Book Depot, otherwise known as a book spree”

  1. On August 22nd, 2006 at 3:17 pm Carl V. Says:

    Wow, quite a haul, especially for the price! That Tanith Lee book is one that I have been interested in reading.

  2. On August 22nd, 2006 at 3:28 pm Janelle Martin Says:

    Yes, it sure was a haul. I’ve had my eye on that Tanith Lee book since it was published and finally found it new at a great price. Minor cover damage but that’s okay for a reading copy.

    And welcome to my part of the closet…I spent two years in your part of the world and really enjoyed it (Kansas City that is).

  3. On August 22nd, 2006 at 8:19 pm Susan Helene Gottfried Says:

    Nice haul… I’m jealous!

  4. On August 23rd, 2006 at 1:00 am Carl V. Says:

    That’s great, glad you did. We’ve been here for 8 years and I am really liking it.

  5. On August 23rd, 2006 at 5:33 am tanabata Says:

    Nice haul! I’ve only read one of them- We Need to Talk About Kevin- which was good if disturbing!
    Enjoy! 🙂

  6. On August 25th, 2006 at 7:53 am Lotus Reads Says:

    Wow,what a great choice of books! I’ve got to visit this place myself sometime. “Wide as the Waters” sounds like a great read! Enjoy your new books.

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