It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with books – cookbooks, in particular – and buy them with the same frequency as diapers, toilet paper and earphones for my teens. (Side note: what’s up with that? Why do they get misplaced SO often?) Some people have a budget for lattes and lunches or shoes and shirts, but seeing as I eat and drink at home and forget what being fashionable even looks like, I reserve my pocket money for building up my collection of books.
There is no denying the price of cookbooks has risen quite a lot in the past few years and I dare say the average price of a new purchase is around $35. Fortunately, Amazon and Chapters regularly offer discounts, and so do stores like Costco, which is where I pick up a lot of the newest titles. I shop there once a week anyway, so it’s convenient and economical. This isn’t really the point of the post though (but maybe some of you will find it helpful!), because what I really want to focus on are the books I’ve been buying for a penny. Yes, you read that right. One cent.