Wherein a good deal can be found…
I am not at all embarrassed to admit that the Dollar Tree is one of my favorite stores. One, you never know what you’re going to find. Two, they’re everywhere so it’s always convenient to get to one. Three, I love a good deal. And if you’re an avid reader like myself, Dollar Tree stores are a great way to indulge your bookish tendencies without breaking the bank. Here are ten awesomely bookish things you can find at the Dollar Tree.
Okay, that one was a gimme. But, seriously, you need to check them out. They have paperbacks and hardcovers, fiction and nonfiction, and a bunch of best-selling authors. The selection is pretty random but I always find something I can’t wait to read.
2. Book marks
I’m still trying to get myself in to habit of using book marks regularly. But I found some at the Dollar Tree that are too lovely not to use.
3. Reading light
You might be dubious about buying anything electronic at the Dollar Tree but I’ve bought one of these and they work great. You can clip them to your book or your e-reader case and have just enough light to read comfortably without disturbing anyone around you. For One Dollar, why not?
4. Tote bags
The Dollar Tree has the cutest little tote bags. They’re the perfect size for carrying your books and the designs usually change seasonally so be sure to check often if you’re looking for a particular color.
5. Sticky notes
I’m not usually one to take notes while I’m reading, but a lot of people do. But even the most meticulous note takers usually don’t like to write in the margins of their books. Luckily, you can find sticky notes in all shapes, sizes, and colors at the Dollar Tree.
6. Book Storage
These fold-able soft containers hold a surprising number of books. They come in array of colors and designs, and you can even buy them in bulk at http://www.dollartree.com. They’re great if you’ve bought so many books recently that you have to start hiding them under your bed. (Not that I know anyone like that…)
For some reason, the Dollar Tree actually has a huge selection of candles. Many, like the cute little tea cup candle above, are scented. I think it’s nice to make your reading time a little special by adding a little ambiance.
8. Book Plates
Okay, technically, these aren’t book plates, they’re labels. But they’re certainly pretty enough to use to personalize your books. Root around your local Dollar Tree’s office supply section and see what you can find.
9. Word Wall Art
These inspirational wall stickers are a great way to make your personal space reflect your love of words. And they’re removable, so you can easily change the sentiment expressed to suit your mood.
I’ve always been a fan of composition notebooks. The hard covers mean they tough enough to toss in a backpack without taking too much damage. They also happen to make terrific reading journals. And they’re so pretty!
As you can see, Dollar Tree has a lot to offer, especially to readers on a budget. It’s no wonder this store is pretty much my go-to spot for all my bookish needs.