Exploring A Book Warehouse

Sunday, 23 September 2018


THIS IS MY THREE-HUNDREDTH BLOG POST (are you impressed?)

On one particularly boring weekend not too long ago, my family and I headed over to the incredible Book Barn International for a day of exploring and snacking on delicious vegan cakes. This amazing warehouse sells millions of second hand books at super-affordable prices and as it turns out, was soooo much fun to explore!




First things first there were so many books. SO MANY BOOKS. Fiction, non-fiction, by every genre, every author and every edition you can think of - whatever you're looking for it's almost guaranteed they'll have it. The majority are second hand but they're all in amazing condition. I picked up a copy of Charles Dickens poems in incredible condition :)




I also picked up a gorgeous vintage copy of The Return Of Tarzan, Wurthering Heights, 19th Century Poems and a history of the incredible Michelangelo (for a wee little of writing research!)
Honestly I didn't have a huge interest in reading this vintage copy of The Swiss Family Robinson - I was just instantly obsessed with the gorgeous flowers pressed into each and every page. I've pressed petals into my own favourite books before and so this really made me smile!


Most of the books were organised alphabetically or by genre but there were whole shelves organised by colour which literally made me sooooo happy! I organise my own bookshelves by colour, and despite the fact my series don't get to live together, I find it so much easier to find my own books and it just looks SO PRETTY! x


One thing I didn't expect from the day was the gorgeous food! Whether you're vegan, veterinarian or anything in between the gorgeous cafe has sooo many yummy options to choose from. I went for a delicious banana milkshake (what else) and a delicious vegan strawberry crumb cake. It was pretty pricey but definitely worth it and it was so nice to chill and take it all in for a while!




I also loved all of the little bookish gifts available everywhere too - mugs with the first lines of great classic novels on them, bookmarks depicting some of literature most famous characters, SO MUCH gorgeous stationary and cards for literally every occasion! Everything was so gorgeous and there were soooooo many amazing bookish references :)



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So that was the incredible book warehouse we explored! Have you ever explored a bookish warehouse? What are you reading right now? If you could be any superhero who would you be? (Also I'm not a vegan!!)
Oh also (if you're still reading which you're probably not but I don't blame you) THIS IS MY THREE-HUNDREDTH BLOG POST AAAAARGH! Just a quick thank you to all of those incredible people who have been with me since day 1 and thank you to all of you who have joined my along this blogging journey along the way - thank you so much have an incredible day :) x

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40 comments:

  1. Such a lovely post hun I can’t believe this is your 300th post that is incredible!! I’ve actually been to that exact same book barn about 6 years ago and it literally hasn’t changed one bit 😂 it’s such a cool place tho and your milkshake and cake looks amazing!!

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    1. Aw thank you so so much for the lovely comment! They were both so delicioussss :)

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  2. This seems like a lovely place. It always feels good to find second hand books. I too have found one such bookstore near me but it is not as big as this :)
    And congratulations on 300th post. That's an achievement.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Hun! :)

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  3. This is such a gorgeous place. I adore books and this place make me smile. I think that I can spent hours there because when i go in the library it is adventure for me. I can't go home.

    http://www.exclusivebeautydiary.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment Hun - you're so sweet! I completely agree, books are the best :))

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  4. This is so much fun and makes me want to get into my local bookstore—they keep disappearing, so sad!
    xx, Tyler
    www.girlmeetsgold.com

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    1. Completely agree Hun! Thank you so for the lovely comment Tyler :)

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  5. That place would be like heaven to me...I could spend days in there!!!
    How fun!!
    XOOX
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. OMG how cool is that?! I've never been in a book warehouse before!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. Thank you Lorna it was honestly so amazing! :)

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  7. Congrats on 300 posts! That book warehouse and the food look amazing. I’m envious! We don’t have anything like that around here.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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    1. Thank you so much AJ, you're so sweet! This place was honestly so amazing :)

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  8. this is so cool! I love discovering old books I have not read. this is so fun to read :)

    - Marina W

    http://waitmarinawho.blogspot.com/2018/09/autumn-tag-movie.html

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    1. Completely agree Marina and thank you so much for the sweet comment :)

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  9. 300 posts wow!! Makes me wonder how many I've done, will have to check!!

    Rebecca | www.peppermintdolly.com

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  10. Ah, this is amazing!! I'm all for books and vegan treats! This looks like such an awesome book store and love that everything is so affordable too! xo

    www.girlandcloset.com

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    1. Me too! It was so amazingggg, thank you for the lovely comment Hun :)

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  11. I should really start to read again, that warehouse looks amazing! I do love to browse through those racks.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. It really was incredible and yesss - definitely get back into reading Hun :)

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  12. Congrats on your 300th blog post!! My parents raised my brothers and I as readers. I'm sure everybody reads when they're little, but I mean, fun outings for my family meant trips to the library or Barnes & Noble (and the park and Disneyland and 7-11, but libraries and Barnes & Noble were hugee). But although our parents encouraged us to read, they didn't encourage us to buy books. So we loved the library, and whenever we went to Barnes & Noble, we would stay there almost the whole day and read through all the books we wanted but couldn't buy! Even now I don't have a habit of buying books. But when it comes to secondhand bookstores, I lose all control :P I love secondhand bookstores so much and it feels so magical knowing that these books are unique from all others and have their own stories besides the ones written in words on the pages. I've never gone to a book warehouse before though; I think I'd have an absolute field day! Also ahh banana milkshakes sound so good. I made a ton of banana, banana/peanut butter, and banana/spinach smoothies this summer, but now that we're getting into autumn, I haven't been making smoothies so much! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Ohhh wow thank you so so much for this amazing comment Audrey I loved reading it so much! Libraries are so amazing, sometimes buying new books can be really expensive. I totally agree - milkshakes and smoothies are the BEST :) x

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  13. Wow, I didn't expect it to be that many! I'm planning to go back in reading books and looking forward to visiting bookstores like this too

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA
    www.missdream-girl.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, this place looks like bliss! I love a good book or two!

    Asha xo http://www.ageofyouth.co.uk

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  15. THE PHOTOS AHHHH I WANT TO GO THERE!! Also the food sounds delicious too 😍 And those shelves organised by colour....ajfkdslad. One day I want to live just surrounded by a maze of books all organised in colour. I'm so glad you had a great time! (And congrats on the 300th post!)

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    1. Ohhh thank you so much Cait your comments always make me smile thank you so much!! I think living surrounded by books ordered by colour is THE DREAM!

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  16. Damn girl, yes I'm impressed! That's a lot of posts! haha, i love the pink shoes and this looks so lovely. Books! Books! Books everywhere 😍

    ETERNALLY ELLE | INSTAGRAM

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    1. Aw thank you so much Hun, I'm obsessed with my boots :)

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  17. 300th post? Omg, you go, girl!!!!!!

    Yeah, I've been to a book warehouse ... but it wasn't a nice one? It was seriously just a ton of books dumped together (but everything is, like, two dollars. so.). BUT YOURS LOOKS LIKE SO MUCH FUN. AND OH MY GOODNESS I ORGANIZE MY BOOKS BY COLOR, TOO. ACK. WHY AM I YELLING RIGHT NOW?! Lol.

    This whole post is pretty and I love it. <3 (I'm also vegetarian, not vegan, but that cake looked delicious!)

    https://readinganyone.wordpress.com/

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    1. Aww thank you so much my lovely, your comment made me smile :)

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  18. Congratulations! 300 is a wonderful achievement.

    The book warehouse seems like such a fun place to visit.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  19. This looks like heaven!! I love that they dedicated a section to organising by colour - that's awesome! I would definitely end up leaving there with bags full of books! <3 xxx

    www.samanthafrances.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much for the lovely comment Samantha :)

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