I volunteer at a thrift store, Hotline. Our mission is to provide a safe haven for battered women and
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The wonderfully unique thing about our thrift store is that we have a voracious reader and volunteer named Terry who is in charge of our book room. She has organized the books into categories identical to what you'd find at your local book store. Hardbacks are 75 cents or two for a dollar and paperbacks are 50 cents each or three for a dollar. Terry meticulously places these books for the ease of the shopper.
Because reading is fundamental and we all want to build lifelong readers, I either give away children's books or sell them for 10 cents each. There's nothing better than seeing a child
You might think that there's no payday here for us writers, but I don't think that's the case. We have four used copies of The Poisonwood Bible, multiple Harry Potters and we're never without certain classics like The Catcher in the Rye. These beloved books are passed on and shared. I am always looking for my fellow girlfriends' books and my own on the shelves. I think that when your novel is plucked from the thrift store shelf, you know you've really arrived!
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