Posted on Monday, February 19, 2018

February Book Haul | Second Hand Books From Spain & Portugal

Here comes my February book haul. I'm visiting Spain for some time and I have managed to find some really cheap, good condition, books -- both here and in Portugal. That makes me so happy!

Buying books is one thing I really prioritize when I visit this one market, called The Lemon Tree Market, on Sundays in Spain. There are three book stalls throughout this marketplace, and the books cost between 1 Euro and 2.5 Euro. It's really amazing.

As an overall rule: It's always easy to find best selling books, and novels from famous authors, of course. But when I'm lucky, I'll find less "hyped" books like Solitaire by Alice Oseman. And when I'm even luckier I'll find new favorites, like The Martian by Andy Weir and Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Perhaps I wouldn't have read them if I hadn't found them there...?

Here are my February second hand findings!

The two books on top of the pile: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver, I found in Lagos, Portugal, in an English second hand book store (The Owl Story Book Store). These two were a little pricier. They cost me 12 Euros in total. The other three books: Attachments by Rainbow Rowell, The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty and The Orphan's Tale by Pam Jenoff I found at the forementioned marketplace. They cost me 7.5 Euros total. I am so happy to have found The Orphan's Train by Pam Jenoff. I've been wanting to read it for a really long time. Same with The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Side note: I also visited Nerja the other day (we went on a road trip from Spain to Portugal). It's in southern Spain. I found another English second hand book store: Nerja Book Centre. It was overwhelming because it held an extreme amount of books. It was a little hard to navigate and concentrate on one thing at a time. But! I saw books like Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel, and Golden Son by Pierce Brown. If you ever visit, I recommend it!

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