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Have you ever picked up a pre-loved book that was a real bargain, or something you'd been looking for for a long time? Maybe it was a book that was in great condition, or something rare, or just one that you fell in love with on sight. Tell us about your best find in the comments.

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I love doing various crafts and I was once lucky enough to come across a cross stitching book I had been searching for for ages! It was out of print, so I couldn't order it, and all the copies I found secondhand online were super expensive- over $100 in some cases (even though the book was only a few years old). While at a secondhand book sale, I found a copy just lying with the craft books for $7, and it was in perfect condition... Best buy ever! :)
'The Reader's Digest Omnibus', printed 1959.
Got copy of that for Xmas. Loved it. Re-read the stories' multiple times.

Then it was given to my nieces' & nephews' like ALL my childhood things were, including my beautiful Ashby bicycle. Everything was ripped, scribbled on, smashed, as they couldn't care less, & their mother wasn't as fastidious about things as I was. Too busy with four kids under six years.

Anyway, a few years' ago, got 'nostalgic' for it, & advertised in local paper. A pensioner lady responded. Her copy was in immaculate condition, so I bought it. We sat & had a 'cuppa', & talked for hours!
She was a lovely person, & lonely, like a lot of persons' these days, as family move away.
Two people brought together by one book!

Can't get much better than that!
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