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Your Wish Is Our Command

Power Up Your Wish List with New, Advanced Features

By Violet • May 20, 2020

As a ThriftBooks wish list user, have you ever thought "I wish I could specify my preferred format or condition" or "I want any copy of this book of any edition"? We've heard many customer requests for these wish list features, and we listened! Check out your new and improved wish list now, and read on for details on the new capabilities.

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.

20 Must-Read Picks for Every Book Club

Learn how to choose a book and view our book suggestions

By Violet • July 31, 2019

Choosing a book for your book club to read can be challenging. You want books that are thought-provoking and intelligent but still approachable. To get you started, we've put together a list of 20 sure-fire conversation starters, ranging from the best contemporary literature to historical fiction, memoirs, and history.

10 Tips for Successful Book Club Discussions

Engage in meaningful debate and keep club members playing nice

By Violet • July 31, 2019

Reading groups are a way to celebrate our love of reading, bring together fellow book lovers, and take a deeper look at the ideas, themes, and symbolism presented to us.

Spring Cleaning for the Cleaning Challenged

By Violet • April 04, 2016

I grew up in a meticulously clean home, where everything had a place, the décor was always updated in the latest fashion, and we ate a home-cooked dinner as a family every night. I had a Super Mom.

Me? I’m the girl who can’t figure out how to get the grime off the kitchen floor. I sweep up the dog hair only to find giant balls of it five minutes after I finish. I open a cabinet door and things tumble out.

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