What I love at Recycled Reads

February 14, 2013 at 4:52 pm Leave a comment

As we organize and shelve books around the store, we find titles that strike our personal fancy or titles that just can’t be placed in our Dewey-inspired organizational scheme (Should we put Cooking Your Way Through the SAT under Cookbooks or Test Prep?). Enter: The Volunteer Picks Shelf, an ever-changing community wall of books that highlights our favorites as they come and go.

One of our volunteers even makes beautiful name plates for the staff and volunteers in her spare time. And while sometimes one of us sneaks a joke book or two in under the guise of someone else’s Pick, the system works out pretty well. We get a few good laughs, we find out what kinds of neat things we have the pleasure of selling, and we hopefully help someone discover something new.

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I want to declare my love for the Recycled Reads Volunteer Picks Shelf.

I love you, Picks Shelf. I love you!

OK, there.

We haven’t had our Volunteer Picks shelf up in a few weeks—for better or worse, we’ve just had too many great sets on display. Here’s to the return of the Picks Shelf in the near future.


The Gale Encyclopedia of the Unusual and Unexplained is three volumes of unusual and unexplained information. Awesome.

Personal Ads

Two words: Personal Ads. No, three words: Literary Personal Ads. Bonus points for fitting in with our Valentine’s Display.

Official Witch

Two books by the Official Witch of Los Angeles. Need I explain myself?


And to top it off, a great find from our Vintage section. I passed this one up a few times before finally snapping a picture of it. If I took it home I might be tempted to make a book clutch



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