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Parenting During a Global Pandemic

Books on Building Connection with Your Child

By Brittany Borgeson • June 24, 2020

These seven books, recommended by a professional School Counselor, serve as a guide to supporting and encouraging parents on their quest to raise resilient, well adjusted, and empowered kids.

My Guilty Obsession

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Young Adult Dystopian Fiction

By Violet • May 20, 2020

This is my confession. I'm ready to share my story and set myself free of guilt for loving Young Adult dystopian fiction. Journey with me down the twisting road that led me here, and explore some of my favorite titles I found along the way.

Celebrate National Paranormal Day with the Grand-Daddy of Oddball Inquiry, Charles Fort!

By Terry Fleming • May 01, 2019

In praise of National Paranormal Day (May 3), a day set aside to believe all those stories of supernatural stirrings and otherworldly oscillations you hear about throughout the year, allow me to introduce to you the Emperor of Eerie, Charles Fort!

A Second Life for Collectibles

Repairing and Restoring Vintage Books

By Phillip Caprara • April 26, 2019

Working in a warehouse for one of the world's largest online book sellers, you see more books than you could have ever thought possible. Mixed in among all the beautiful volumes destined to be resold, are those poor, unfortunate, broken books usually consigned to recycling. But where others see books that have outlived their usefulness, I see an opportunity...

How to Turn Books Into Beautiful Ornaments

By Lou Godmer • April 12, 2019

This is a very quick and easy upcycling project to try, perfect for a novice crafter and with tons of creative opportunities for an advanced upcycler. These beautiful ornaments can dress up your desk or bookshelf, hang from the ceiling, or personalize your holiday tree. They make a wonderful personalized gift for the readers in your life!

How I Sprained My Thumb

By Catie BaldridgeDecember 01, 2018

People love stories. Since injuring my hand, I found that people request stories even more when they see someone wearing a cast! The real story was mundane and typical, but that didn't stop me from having a little fun and telling good tale.

Optimism in the Face of Adversity

A Review of Life is Good by Bert and John Jacobs

By Matthew Richey • October 29, 2018

Life Is Good tells the story of optimism worth believing in. Whether it's the story of two guys selling T-shirts out of a van, or the story of love overcoming hate in the wake of a tragedy, or even the story of your own life in all its messiness, this book helps reinforce the truth that: Life is not easy. Life is not perfect. But through it all, Life is good.

What the Cool Grandmas are Reading

75-Year-Old Joyce Blankenship's 18 Favorite Books

By Catie BaldridgeOctober 25, 2018

As all true book nerds and lovers of literature already know in their souls, reading is a lifelong passion that transcends all...no matter what life throws at you, books will always be there. So, what ends up on the "All-Time Faves" list of someone who’s been reading for seven decades? Thanks to a ThriftBooks employee’s blogger grandma, you’re about find out!

Work Like a Dog

Part 9 in the Dog Blog Series

By Linda VandercookAugust 30, 2018

Dogs do all kinds of cool jobs—what is your dog’s job? Do you have a service dog? A retired military dog? Or perhaps a 'that couch ain't going to get that hairy all by itself' dog?

The 20,000 Volume Library of a Blind Senator That Inspired a World-Famous Author

By William SheltonJuly 31, 2018

One never knows how their reading habits, such as this case of a blind man with a passion for books, will influence the lives of young readers.
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