Giant Book Haul: Green Valley Book Fair Edition

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I have blogged about the Green Valley Book Fair in the past. It's this awesome book fair held in Mt. Crawford, Virginia 6 times a year for 2 weeks at a time. It's hosted in a 3 room giant warehouse where they sell thousands of books of ALL genres for CHEAP. I'm talking most books are like 2-6 dollars depending on if it's a hardback or paperback.  I think they buy them from like overstock.  Their young adult section in particular is FANTASTIC.  I usually go once or twice a year.  It's very  much worth it if you plan to buy more then a couple books. It's a 2 hour drive from where I live, but SO WORTH IT. This time, they actually had some newer titles stocked, which were a little more expensive, but still way cheaper then you could ever buy in a store or online. They don't sell freshly published books but they do have major titles, such as Mortal Instruments, John Green, Sarah Dessen, etc. EVERY GENRE. Children's books, fiction, nonfiction, classics, manga, self-help, audiobooks, cookbooks, and on and on and on.  

I went the weekend of St. Patrick's Day and ended up buying 18 books for myself (which is much better then the 50 I bought when I went for a visit last year). I made sure to control myself this time around. Yes, 18 books is controlling myself.

If I  had paid retail value for all the books I bought, it would have cost me $279.80. 
With the sale, I paid only $109.00 for all 18 books!!  WHAT A SAVINGS! haha.


My haul boxed up.

2 copies of The Book of Awesome (Nel Pasricha)
The Reptile Room, or Murder! (Lemony Snicket)
Virals (Kathy Reichs)
Hush, Hush (Becca Fitzpatrick)
Ten Miles Past Normal (Frances O'Roark Dowell)

Don't Turn Around (Michelle Gagnon)
A Temptation of Angels (Michelle Zink)
Girl of Nightmares (Kendare Blake)
A Midsummer's Nightmare (Kody Keplinger)

Endlessly (Kiersten White)
Cryer's Cross (Lisa McMann)
For Darkness Shows the Stars (Diane Peterfreund)
The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls (Claire Legrand)

A Monster Calls (Patrick Ness)
The Poison Diaries

Audiobook of Dragon's Oath, A House of Night Novella.  I know. I know. This series. I just can't help myself..

DUDES! You never know what you  might find at a book fair. I was casually just flipping through this graphic-like book and BAM! HOLLY BLACK'S SIGNATURE. This is the third book and I have no idea what it's even about, and I didn't like Holly Black's White Cat series, but I bought it anyways because it's signed. What the f is wrong with me. Now I have to find the first 2... :)

AND that's it for me!

If you've read any of these books, I'd love to know your thoughts, good OR bad!
If you have a haul, I NEEDS to see it, so link up in the comments :)

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I LOVE the Green Valley Book Fair. I wasn't able to go in March, but I plan to go in May. And I agree they have the best YA selection. I always find way too many books that I want. I have to drive a couple of hours to get there too, but it is completely worth it!

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. YAY! Someone else who goes to the book fair! I have to limit myself to go no more then twice a year or else I would go completely nuts with the book buying. Thanks for the comment! :)

  2. What an awesome book fair, I wish we had something like that where I live. Congrats on your book haul, especially running across a signed Holly Black!

    Here's my STS.

    1. Thanks! Yeah when I saw that signature it was like a little awesome suprise.

  3. Such a great haul!!! so many books! I hope you like them all :D
    my StS

    1. Thanks dude! I can't wait to start reading them!

  4. Oh wow! Awesome haul!!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by!

    GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. That's a ton of books! I've read Cryer's Cross, and Hush, Hush, and The Reptile Room. All were good! I'm a new GFC follower.
    Check out my Stacking the Shelves

    1. YAY I loves me some new followers! I really liked Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy so I figured I'd give her other book a go.
      I've been wanting to read the Lemony Snicket books for a long time.
      Thanks for the comment :)

  6. Awesome selection! What bargains! Enjoy

  7. Oh my word! I freakin' love the Green Valley Book Fair! I was there this past March too and I'm going again when they open in July. :D I was really excited that they had some newer books this time, too! (And I almost got A Midsummer's Nightmare but decided not to at last minute. Hope it's good!!)
    Anyway, happy reading!
    My IMM: http://dragongirl28.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-my-mailbox-16.html

  8. Great book haul for you this week!! I hope you enjoy all your new books! I haven't heard of the Green Valley Book Fair, sounds like its great!
    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My WW: http://sparetimebookblog.blogspot.com/2013/04/in-my-mailbox-25.html

  9. Wow! What a great collection of books and for a good price too. Hope you enjoy them all.

    Thanks for dropping by my StS :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog