One of my proudest achievements as a parent is getting my child into the reading habit. It actually started in the womb. I began reading stories aloud to my Bea even before she was born. There were theories that supported the claims that reading to the baby in one’s tummy will help make the baby smarter and I thought, well, where’s the harm in that? But even if I didn’t resort to that, I think that my Bea would still turn out to be a book lover simply because her dad and I are such bibliophiles as well. As soon as Bea turned 4 years old, she started to read like the average person. At the age of 5, she has read her first novel, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (but of course!) by Roald Dahl. To constantly satisfy her hunger for reading, I buy 2 or 3 books for her every week. Thank heavens for bargain books!
“We make reading affordable” is Booksale‘s promise. It’s possible to go into a Booksale branch with only a hundred pesos to spare, and come out of it with a few slightly used books–bestsellers in hardcover or paperback, cookbooks, coffee-table books, children’s books, inspirational books–and even back issues of local and imported magazines. If you’re extremely lucky, you just might find the books you’ve been looking for in mint condition and, more importantly, at dirt-cheap prices. And if you’re patient enough with browsing all the titles, you might be able to dig up a literary treasure in hardcover for P70 or less. It is truly a paradise for bargain book-hunters.
We usually visit the Booksale branches at SM City Sucat, Alphaland Southgate Mall, Market! Market!, Cash & Carry Makati, SM Mall of Asia and Harrison Plaza. Late last year, we were able to buy several children’s books from the SM City Baguio branch. Below are some of our good finds from the children’s books section, with prices ranging from P25 to P65:
Reading is so much fun indeed, especially if you can stretch your peso at the book store!