Where To Find the Best Deals On Old Books To Use For Decor And Staging!


Old hardback books are great to decorate and stage with! If you missed my #StagingSaturdaysWithFallon blog post, I talked about why I like to stage with old books. You can read it here before you read today’s blog post, if you want!

I have complied a list below of my favorite places to find a great deal on them without spending too much money. As always, try not to go overboard. All you typically need is a few of each color and you should be set!

  1. Your Parent’s/Grandparent’s House: This is the best place to look because they are free. You may (or may not) be surprised with what you find too! Also, keep in mind, if they don’t have a lot of old books, they will probably have books with paper covers on them. Just remove the covers and use the hardback!

  2. Estate Sales/Auctions: Books are normally packed in boxes and you can buy them as a bundle. Sometimes you can buy one or two, but if you can go ahead and get a whole box for a great deal, then go for it!

  3. Goodwill Outlet: You may or may not have a Goodwill Outlet in your area, if you do, I recommend you take advantage of it because you can get can some great deals on certain things, such as books! Each book is $.50 compared to the Goodwill Store price which is $2 per book!  At the Outlet the books are placed in large bins, so you will have to pick through the ones you want.  I really like to look here for old hymnals so I can use the paper for drawer liners and/or I just try and find a certain color book to go with my décor. The title or genre of the book does not matter too much to me. I like to get the ones that look older and have more character to them.

  4. Yard Sales, especially Church Yard Sales: You know I love a good yard sale! When you stop at these make sure you look hard under the tables, throughout all of the tubs and boxes and in all of the nooks-and-crannies because that’s normally where you find the best items, such as old books! You can normally find a bunch of old books or hymnals for sale at church yard sales, too! As I mentioned above, I love to use hymns for drawer liners!!

  5. Library Sales: Pay attention to when your local library has a sidewalk sale. You can get some great hardback books with a lot character at these and they are normally priced to sell!

Thank you so much for reading this blog post today for #ThriftyThursdaysWithFallon. I truly appreciate you stopping by and I hope this information helps! If you do find something, let me know! I want to see your treasures and celebrate with you! Happy book shopping!! See you tomorrow for #FridaysWithFallon!

Make sure you check out my previous #ThriftyThursdaysWithFallon blog post tips to find more ways to save money!!