Finding Little Golden Books in an Op Shop always makes me smile. Thrift Shop volunteers regularly comment and reflect on their own Little Golden Book experiences when I bring them to the counter. I love finding out what their favourite childhood stories were.
Like the retro Tupperware, I grew up with Little Golden Books and think they are a good counter balance for my little girl in this new technology mad world.
While I love to support independant NZ Booksellers when I can, the reality is, I never would’ve amassed this little library if I had to purchase these books new. Under $1 /book is much more manageable.
Many an expat bemoans the cost of books in NZ. After working in NZ retail behind the scenes, I totally get the reasons for the retail markups and margins and the need to earn a living. But until the winning lotto ticket comes in, I’ll continue to rescue these preloved treasures from charity shops and enjoy reading the books to my little one.
There seems to be set reading times in our house, a couple stories before dinner gets made on the comfy seat in our reading corner and another big story session before bed.
If you have kids, how long is the bedtime story session?
I’d love you to share your book thrifting strategy or your own Little Golden Book experience in the comments below. I’m all about sharing the knowledge, but if you’re one of those Op shopping ninjas who thrives on a stealth mission, I get and respect that too!
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