The outer eastern suburb of Croydon (Victoria) is one of my favourite local places to go op-shopping. It boasts five op-shops on the main street and plenty of sweet cafes to nourish you along the way. All the biggies are there – Salvos, Red Cross, St. Vinnies and the Brotherhood of St. Lawrence. There’s also a new op-shop run by Monkami where you can find my mum’s donated handmade baby knits for a steal!
I’ll leave an in-depth review of Croydon op-shops for another time, today I’m just sharing this awesome bundle of bibliophile goodness that I collected from each store, including from the Salvos in Kilsyth where I found a lovely volume of Edgar Alan Poe short stories. The dude behind the counter was most jealous!
Not bad, huh? The cost of the books varied from $1 to $4 each. Great value! The Uncommon Common Sense book is an interesting find. Published in 1962, it’s written by a Melbourne University lecturer in education and basically outlines how to think clearly, form sound opinions, and argue them fairly and convincingly. A book for any half-wit who has ever commented on an online news article or blog post, surely!