Throughout our many moves, we've passed along more books than I could count, leaning on the city library system for fresh supplies. There's nothing to make you scrutinize a title like the prospect of lifting yet another box full.
Lately, I've been wavering. Buying older kids' books that we've enjoyed elsewhere. Realizing that it's getting harder to find used copies under a quarter even at yard sales.
I have a love/hate relationship with these Scholastic-style paperbacks. Love the lower cost, love that so many fit into a small space--hate how kids can't see the title when shelved. a
What's your philosophy on assembling the frugal family library? Are children's paperbacks disposable quality? Do you invest only in hardbacks? I'd love to know!