08 February 2008

Frugal Fridays

Today I thought I'd share one of my favorite frugal things. Most of you probably already know how wonderful and FREE libraries are--and they are! But have you ever checked out their bookstore? Even though we live in a relatively small town, we do have a wonderful new library. Inside they have this great little treasure trove of a bookstore (granted, I LOVE used bookstores anyway--I think it's that musty old smell or something). My favorite thing about the library's bookstore though is their magazine section. I'm something of a magazine junkie and I get to feeling guilty about spending too much $$ on them. So when I discovered that I can buy older issues of favorite magazines for .25 at the library store, I was hooked! And you can even donate all of your old ones to them when you're finished, so it's a great recycling program, too.
For more awesome frugal ideas, check out Biblical Womanhood.


Minimalist Mommy said...

I never thought of checking out the library. They do have a great selection at the thrift stores. I buy them for the recipes and they are usually 10 cents.

Amy said...

Really great tip! My library doesn't do this but instead bundles them 6 months or 1 year at a time and sales them so I can do the same thing at the semi-annual sale.

Mrs. U said...

Wow!! I need to check with my library about this! I had no idea that this happened. Sure does beat paying for subscriptions!

Mrs. U

Kari said...

Wow! I'm falling down on the job here. =) That's what you get for telling me about the OWOH love train. haha All my bloggy time has been on there lately.