Who knew?  Why didn’t it even dawn on me that Goodwill and other local thrift stores sell books?  Decent books. Hardback for $2.50 and Softback for $1.50.  After having this discovered this truth, I went on a spree and purchased a plethora of books.  Now, let me explain, my spree was not just a wild free-for-all, I selected titles and authors in which I was already interested.  Books on personal finance, health, leadership, and self-improvement.  The stiff spine on 5 of these books indicates to me that they are new, unread books.  What a find!  Retail I would have spent $366.64 but in reality I paid $38.51.  Below is the list the books I bought and the retail price/purchase price.

The newest items to my library collection are:

The Road to Wealth by Suze Orman        $29.95/$2.02

Mad Money by Jim Cramer         $25.00/$2.50

Guide to Financial Independence by Charles Schwab      $12.00/$2.50

It’s Not Just Who You Know by Tommy Spaulding             $23.00/$2.02

The Little Book of Value Investing by Christopher Browne            $19.95/$1.91

Who Moved My Cheese? By Spencer Johnson      $19.95/$2.50

Gung Ho! By Ken Blanchard         $20.00/$2.50

The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership by John Maxwell     $17.99/$3.03

Whale Done! By Ken Blanchard              $19.95/$2.50

Fish! By Stephen Lundin                               $19.95/$2.50

Now, Discover Your Strengths by Marcus Buckingham    $27.00/$1.01

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie         $15.00/$2.50

Living the 7 Habits by Stephen Covey      $26.00/$2.50

The 8th Habit by Stephen Covey                 $26.00/$2.02

YOU the Owner’s Manual by Mehmet Oz             $24.95/$2.50

Eating Well for Optimum Health by Andrew Weil               $25.00/$2.50

The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell       $14.95/$1.50