By: Angie Haddock
During the lockdown days, I stumbled upon Miss Penny’s Books on Facebook. If you’re in any book buy/sell/trade groups, you’ve probably seen people post pictures of books… mad amounts of books… that aren’t necessarily in order. But if you’re anything like me, you feel compelled to sift through these pics anyway, just to see if there’s anything you’d want.
That’s exactly what shopping from Miss Penny’s is like.
While it may not be for the super-organized or impatient among us, it can be a lot of fun. Books are priced from $1 to $3, and you need a minimum of $5 to order. Shipping is added, per media mail rates. Karolin, who runs this page, is very responsive to messages and will usually have your total to you pretty quickly.
I asked Karolin how this adventure got started:
“Miss Penny” has always been my alter-ego. I’ve always been a deal hunter and one day (maybe a decade ago) came up with the name. “Miss Penny” has had a coupon blog, a youtube channel and now is selling books. Who knows what’s next! For now, Miss Penny Books is here to stay and very happy to be here.
Miss Penny Books started when I saw a friend of mine selling books on Amazon. She would buy books in bulk and throw all the popular fiction books away because they didn’t have a high resell value. When I saw her disposing of things that I would like to read, I stopped and thought, there has to be someone out there who wants to buy these. We have to keep these and find a purpose for them! So, I started selling books on Facebook $1-$3 each plus the cost of shipping and Miss Penny Books was born!
I visit a few different thrift stores and library sales each week and buy the books that I think my shoppers would like. If I notice a particular author is popular, I try to pick their books up as I find them. New books are added to the Facebook page weekly.
If you like the thrill of the hunt, or finding titles you didn’t know you needed, find Miss Penny’s books in all the following places: