Total Cost for These 10 books? Just $31.00.
I love books, especially when they're about food and gardening. I love them so much that I can't stop accumulating them even though I have an embarrassing number of cookbooks I've never cooked from and gardening books I've never gardened from. I can't help myself. Add in the words 'clearance sale' or 'bargain priced,' and I go nuts. Case in point above (and this wasn't even my entire order).
The annual Fall Clearance Sale is going on right now at my beloved Pinetree Garden Seeds, and there are some wonderful books to be had for wonderfully low prices. The priciest publication I purchased was $5.00; most were $3.00 apiece. The way I figure it, just one good recipe or gardening tip is worth more than the price of the book. Shipping charges are reasonable, too—just $3.50 for purchases up to $19.99 and $6.50 for purchases from $20.00 to $49.99. Hurry, though, because quantities are limited.
Books always make great gifts, and this is a perfect opportunity to stock up. If your local public library or school library is lacking in the food and garden departments (or simply struggling on a shoestring budget), I bet they would be thrilled to have some of these books donated to their collections.
I've already earmarked all kinds of recipes I'd like to try in The Garden of Earthly Delights Cookbook ($3.00), and after picking up Tools of the Earth (cover price $25.00, on sale for $2.00) while standing in the living room the other day, I found myself rooted (ha ha, garden humor) to the same spot 15 minutes later, wishing I could sit down and read all of the essays on tools and gardening right then.
Speaking of bargain books, three of my favorite cookbooks are currently on super sale at Amazon.com. These would all make beautiful gifts or additions to any library:
-Cooking with Shelburne Farms, which I raved about in this book review post, is just $7.99
-Bread: Artisan Breads from Baguettes and Bagels to Focaccia and Brioche, which I reviewed here, is available for around $10.00 (I also wrote about the Italian Rosemary Raisin Bread which is fantastic)
-The Artist's Palate is $9.00 (a book review will be posted soon on Farmgirl Fare, but if you enjoy art, cooking, and reading about what other people eat you're going to love it)
Books are marvelous things to be cherished and shared. Enjoy!
So do you have a favorite bargain book discovery?
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