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Well, I had some errands and witchy work to do today so I just made it a day for me. Part of that, of course, *required* a stop at a borders book store. :wink:

 

I picked up "Animal Speak" by Ted Andrews and "The Green Beauty Guide" by Julie Gabriel.

 

As I was standing there looking at the metaphysical shelves, there were the senior citizens right behind me looking at all the Bibles and Bible concordances giving me "the look". :tongue0013:

 

I was giving a glance at the books by silver whatshername. I was told by someone on this forum that I should read just one in my lifetime to know what everyone means. LOL LOL The question is, if you were going to read one, which should it be?

 

Meanwhile, how about you share your latest ones bought at a mainstream bookstore?:popcorn:

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amazon and ebay are the only places I find books I want anymore! Except when I get over to glastonbury ... but thats a different matter entirely, hehe. Strangly enough, I picked up an old book from my bookshelf the other day, 'spells and how they work' by Farrar. Now I know they are leading the wiccan movement these days, but that book aint half bad.

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I have found quite a few of my books at Barnes & Noble. The last one being an Inner Temple of witchcraft book. I, too, always seem to have some fuddy duddy giving me strange looks....lol. Usually I will just give a wink:wink: and they will tend to mind their own business.:)

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The closest bookstore that carries "popular" books is 30 miles away. THAT one wouldn't have anything remotely related to magic on its shelves - the locals would probably do a Farenheit 451 on them. The B&N that is on my Atlanta route has only 2 cases devoted to "New Age" and the little bit magic-related is all fluffy bunny. I do stop in occasionally just to check and yes, I get strange looks - even from those looking at the same shelves!

 

What I want I get off the Internet - just placed a large order with B&N including the two Valerie Worth books - can't wait for it all to arrive. I'm out of reading material.

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I normally don't buy from my local B&N mainly because they only carry the usual New Age stuff. I buy everything online ? for me it's more convenient and I find exactly what I want and sometimes for a few bucks cheaper. My most recent purchase was The herb book by John Lust.

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Oooh, good buy! A must-have on any herbalist's bookshelf. Mine is the original printing, yellowed, dog-eared and the spine glue is starting to deteriorate. I use it ALL the time!

 

What a little gem of a book, I wish I had gotten it sooner!

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Meanwhile, how about you share your latest ones bought at a mainstream bookstore?:popcorn:

 

I don't buy from mainstream bookstores, as they never have what I want. I tend to rely on bookfinding websites, secondhand sales at Amazon and ebay - I just sit and wait until something on my wishlist appears.

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I haven't bought anything from a big box store in ages. I believe my last purchase was an Irish Mythology book.

 

The libraries, small presses, and used bookstores have been supplying my needs lately. I even found a copy of the Golden Bough at a thrift store. I am slowly (very slowly) paging through that one.

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I'm in my local Borders about once a month. Membership is free, what the hell - they issue a coupon for books every week, anywhere from 20% to 40% off on purchase. They have a decent inventory in the metaphysical section too, I've found lots of decent books there. Sure, I hit Amazon and others for the really hard to find stuff, but I just like bookstores in general. They're one of my absolute favorite stores to just mull around in. I love Barnes and Noble too, but their membership is not free.

I'm also extremely lucky to have a a rather odd bookstore downtown, 5 minutes from my front porch, they deal heavily in used books and have an extensive spiritual/metaphysical/astrology section. I recently saw there a very old copy of Paul Huson's "Mastering Witchcraft" in hardcover - an original. For $15! I should've bought it right there and then (didn't have the money tho), when I went back for it, it was already gone. :brickwall: (oh well, I already have it in soft cover). The other cool thing about the downtown bookstore is that I can sell them my used books, and get credit towards theirs. I unloaded all the fluffy crap I'd bought a few years back when I was unsure what was what. I'm sure I could dig up some more stuff too. They don't pay much for the books, but what the hey, better than throwing them out, and probably more than you'd get for them at a yard sale too.

So be sure to look for a used book store in your area, they're pretty cool.

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I cant find anything at borders or barnes and noble anymore, so i only shop online now (considering i work and go to college both at home too) BTW Ted Andrews "Animal Speak" is wonderful, it has helped me and the stories in it are fun to read.

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I'll seek things out from where ever and when ever I find them but I do like waterstones especially since they give you loyalty card points for bringing your own bag.

I'm afraid the last book I got from there was 'Lady Cottintton's pressed Fairy Journal':thumbsup: and the private papers of Eastern Jewel. {well worth reading }

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Amazon, ebay and abebooks are the regular ones. If I'm in Durham or Darlington I pop into waterstones but they are usually very new-agey. Lots of angel books/ cards / cds. Which is fine if angels are your thing ! But they're not mine.

 

I dream of finding a dusty little bookstore with a massive range of occult books for ridiculously cheap prices ......!

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I dream of finding a dusty little bookstore with a massive range of occult books for ridiculously cheap prices ......!

 

I had a find like this once....where we go on holiday sometimes to the Isle of Wight. There was an old bookstore that my friend told me about.. it has weird, unusual books there (some quite pricey) but what a find that place was. It has a little set of bells on the door, a lady sat behind the counter with a dog and a ticking clock.. and scores and scores of dusty books.. it's LOVELY! Peace, quiet and heavy shelves of unusual and very old books.

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... waterstones but they are usually very new-agey.

 

That may be what they have on view in the bookshelves, but if you need an obscure book, perhaps printed overseas in limited editions, they will do all they can to obtain it for you. Today, was the second time in a year Waterstones managed to acquire an OOP book for me. :witch_bounce:

Oh, and don't forget to try Bookfinder; if you already use ABE, bookfinder will expand the serach a little.

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