Monday, May 12, 2008

Treasure hunting

I had some time to waste this past Saturday, and ended up in a thrift shop. When I am thrift shopping, I usually hit the book section first, and Saturday's trip was no exception.

But first a little something about the store I was at. It is called the New Destinations Thrift Store, located in the College Hills shopping center in Wooster, Ohio. Most of the help there is volunteer, and the shop is run by a ministry that helps those in treatment centers among other things. I have bought several books from the original New Destination shop in Barberton. Click here for information about the New Destiny Treatment center.

This trip I found two books that I thought was an exceptional value at $1.00 apiece. First one is called "I Dare You," written over 60 years ago by William H. Danforth, founder of Ralston Purina. The others is much more recent, "Tuesdays With Morrie" by Mitch Albom. Albom is a Detroit sports writer, and has an afternoon talk show on WJR/760 in Detroit.

I am currently reading "I Dare You," and will shortly give a report on this space. I think I will listen to WJR on the way home as I hear Mitch Albom is a good talk show host and the station blasts into this area. It uses Lake Erie as a giant antenna.

6 comments:

Bella said...

I love thrift shops and ALWAYS go to the book section first!

=)

Monday through Sunday said...

LOVE thrifting! Wasn't there a movie made of the book "Tuesday's With Morrie"..??

david mcmahon said...

Book shops (or book sections of stores) draw me like a magnet.

Glad you liked my power lines photo post!!

74WIXYgrad said...

Bella:I have plenty of books I haven't read yet that came from thrift shops.

Melanie:Yes there was a movie based on Tuesdays With Morrie.

David: You have some interesting posts on your blog, something for everybody. Thanks for coming back here.

Pat Jenkins said...

ole mitch used to have his afternoon show simulcast on msnbc just before 9/11 if you can remember. obviously the events prempted the show for awhile, they never have put him back on since... he'll have a few appearences a month on espn's sports reporters on sunday mornings....

Martha said...

I hit up our goodwill on Monday! Half priced books and I bought a lot!