I'm not here to review Goodwill. That would be silly. What I'm here to do is to tell you about the AWESOME book selection available at my local branch.
Seriously. The book selection at the St. Clair West Goodwill location is out of control fabulous. Unlike at the Salvation Army down the street, the selection at Goodwill doesn't seem to be censored. It's heavy on literary fiction (which is to say, actual books). Know what I mean? Good books. Award winning literary books. Books by famous, impressive, pretentious authors like Margaret Atwood (who I don't like, but can't deny is kind of a big deal). And speaking of things that are kind of a big deal, consider the most major second hand stores carry only pulp fiction and old copies of Chicken Soup for the Soul. Goodwill is special.
While each Goodwill tome will run you $2.99 or even $3.99 (a far cry from the $0.25 days of old), I find it's worth it. The St. Clair store is absolutely bursting with beautiful hardbacks, coveted trade paperbacks and plenty of light genre fiction as well. And staffers rotate the entire collection on Sundays, so if you go in and don't see anything you want, try again in a week. The shelves will be full of new stuff.
Honestly, I almost hesitate to tell you this because I don't want you to deplete the store. But that's how much I love my blog readers. I'm even willing to give you tips about the fabulous finds I would otherwise hoard to myself. It's all in the spirit of giving. In the spirit of good will, you might say.
Go. Buy. Read.
585 St. Clair Ave. W
Toronto, ON M6C 1A3