At Share the Words, we offer a unique reading experience. Not only are we a friendly, well-stocked used bookstore, helping the environment and readers too, but our special selections take psychic reading to a whole new level! Don’t just read the book, read the previous owner! Electronic books are great but they’ll never give you a unique psychic experience! Here are some great finds for sale at Share the Words:
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Paperback, in fair condition. This childhood classic has most recently been read by a pair of young girls around age ten, best friends since first grade. They're adorable. While it is obvious that they are both shy and they keep to themselves, they have a very close friendship and they both loved this story. We're happy to know that modern kids are still reading this. You should too! $5.00
The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles, in fair condition, hardback. For the romantics out there, this sexy modern classic of obsession was read by an extremely imaginative woman whose fantasies were certainly sparked by Fowles’ words. Not recommended for psychics under the age of 18, though you should definitely read the book itself. We think it’s a masterpiece. Just wait until you’re older to experience the time-traveling erotica added to the pages by its passionate owner. We’re selling it for $10.00, which would be a great deal for the book alone, and you get the fantasies too!
One copy of Skinny Legs and All by Tom Robbins, in fair condition. This paperback book was last read by a famous actor! We can’t tell you her name here, but you know her. She read this while filming a comedy back in 2005. Not exactly autographed, but she did write a friend’s phone number on the inside cover. Psychics will be treated to not only the actress’s persona – she’s very worried about the environment – but the persona of the character she was playing, a lawyer representing her ex-husband in divorce court. Keeping the three separate narratives straight is a treat for the puzzle-loving psychic. We got this book from the brother of a set designer, who borrowed it from the actress and was unable to finish it before the shoot ended. She told him, “Just keep it!” and it has since made its way here. Presences of the set designer and the set designer’s brother cause negligible interference. $14.00
Breakfast of Champions by Kurt Vonnegut/ Paperback, in poor condition. Here is a real find for you highlighters out there, a book highlighted in four different colors by an obsessive compulsive blue-collar worker. Why was he reading this? What does the highlighting mean? Experience the mind of a man certain that everything must have a secret meaning. He makes his way through the book looking for patterns and seems to have found some; maybe you’ll figure it out too! Note: we do not actually believe the book is written in patterns. But it is absolutely fascinating listening to this guy’s mind work. $6.00
This one is for any skeptics out there, who don’t believe love can be real! A+ Technology: A tedious, incomprehensible textbook about computers. It’s in poor condition, and badly outdated too – but wait until you enjoy the pair of students who shared it during the semester they became engaged. This is the way to embark on a life together: both of you full of trust, understanding, and shared goals. We should all be so lucky. Strongly recommended for those considering marriage. A bargain at $5.00.
A small issue of Hamlet, by William Shakespeare. Paperback school edition, in pristine condition. Quite an interesting reader had this one last. He was assigned to read the play for a class, decided to watch the movie instead. He picked Mel Gibson's version, which we have heard doesn't cover the whole play, so luckily the boy was so intrigued by the story that he read the play anyway. Halfway through he realized why people still read and perform Shakespeare. Highly recommended for any teachers out there who think they aren't reaching their students. $3.00
Whispers by Dean Koontz. Paperback, in good condition. The persona attached to this book is hilarious – a high school kid who read this rather than paying attention in Chemistry class. She failed the class but loved the book. Apparently she missed the one day in class when her teacher explained how to calculate a chemical reaction and it was all downhill from there, and besides, she had a bad case of senior-itis and just wanted to get high school over with. It’s an entertaining book; we agree that it was probably a lot better than Chemistry class, but of course, school is important, kids. $5.00
One set of Encyclopedia Brittanica (missing the I-J volume), published 1973 and used for several years in an elementary schoolroom in either Virginia or West Virginia; we’re not sure which. We’re not even sure how we got these. They were in the back when we bought the store. These books should not be used for factual information because a lot has changed since 1973. You can have the whole set in great condition for $15.00 and enjoy the nostalgia of your childhood in the 1970s, or learn what it was like for your parents. It’s hard to pick any one kid out of the rest, but there’s a great feeling of zeitgeist in the set!
The Rose in Winter by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss. Paperback, in poor condition. This paperback is worn out from reading, but you’ll forgive the quality of the item when you enjoy the presence of the 12-year-old girl who discovered this in her mother’s closet. Take your minds out of the gutter: this is fun because the child was shocked and amazed by all the sex in the book; her reaction to it is priceless. The persona of the mother is also present and is very sweet. Priceless and sweet, and all we’re asking is $4.00 (Note – we have many Woodiwiss novels, and their readers never fail to entertain. Check them out!)
A critical edition of Moby Dick, good condition, $8.00. Melville’s classic might be ponderous, but time will fly when you enjoy the comedy stylings of the pot-smoking poet who last owned it. He was in his late 60s, father of eight children, and high as a kite. He was positive that the white whale was a symbol for all the beauty in the universe of his colorful shirt collection. It makes more sense when you’re holding the book. Anyway, we also have copies of his published poetry book All the Singing Faces, which you can get for a steal at $3.00. $3.00 is for the cover and paper; the poetry inside is priceless.
We have these and thousands of other used books that have been handled by the most fascinating people in the world: all of us! The manager carefully selects the most interesting readers to feature but everyone has their own definition of a treasure, and you’ll never know what you might find on our shelves. Plus, on weekdays between 12:00 and 4:00, interested customers can search through our special box of “leavings,” which includes over 400 items that have been left in used books: receipts, tickets, bookmarks, postcards, photographs, grocery lists, expired lottery tickets, flyers, programs and more! Every leaving has a little story attached.