New Leaf Bookstore.

Best used bookstore experience ever. In a search for used bookstores I came upon the New Leaf Bookstore at the Winter Park Library. Usually library bookstores are rather poor but on a whim decided to give it a chance. Holy crap! Though small, they had some quality stuff and for dirt cheap. I ended up going a little overboard, but even so it is not really overboard. I can’t believe some of the stuff that was sitting on the shelves, new stuff too and for super cheap.


  • Little Children by Tom Perorotta (PB – Good Condition – $.75)
  • The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck (PB – Good Condition – $.75)
  • From Beirut to Jerusalem by Thomas L. Friedman (PB – Like New – $.75)
  • The Actual by Saul Bellow (PB – Good Condition – $.75)
  • An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison (PB – Like New – $.75)
  • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (PB – Like New – $.75)
  • Unlimited Power by Anthony Robbins (PB – Good Condition – $.75)
  • Harlot’s Ghost (1991 ed.) by Norman Mailer (HC – Fair Condition – $1.75)
  • Until I Find You by John Irving (HC – Like New – $3.00)
  • The Traveler by John Twelve Jakes (HC – Fair Condition -$1.75, but the guy gave it to me for free)
  • Never Have Your Dog Stuffed by Alan Alda (HC – Like New – $3.00)
  • The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (HC – Like New – $2.50)

Finally, the cream of the haul which I found way in the back part of the store, an original hardcover 1965 edition of In Cold Blood by Truman Capote. The price inside the book was $2.50 but the guy running the store saw how much I liked it so he threw that one in for free as well.

The nice elderly gentleman running the store totaled everything up and even hit a 10% discount which brought the total to $15.10. I gave the guy a $20 and he just went ahead and gave me a five dollar bill back. I think I found my happy place, but I think I’m going to have to get buy some new shelves.

Definitely worth the trip to Winter Park if you are a book fiend.

1 Comment so far

  1. Terry Howard (unregistered) on August 1st, 2006 @ 8:11 pm

    Oh, I have to check that out! I am a book junkie, and the older the better. Our house is lined with books from room to room. I also found a nice little place near the corner of 17-92 and 436 (at Fern Park blvd.)

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