I have been a book worm my entire life. In Kindergarten, I could not get enough of the Little Golden books. I eventually graduated to the Baby Sitter’s Club series and Sweet Valley Twins series – I had to have them all. Now, my tastes range from the latest thriller to the hottest romance novels. I’ll throw in a book of poetry and a classic when I am in the mood. Borrowing from the library is good and well but it is not the same as owning your own copy of a classic or best-seller. It’s too bad that I only have so much space in my apartment for my collection of books. If I could be, I would be surrounded by books, books, and books! Once in a while, I would make a pile of books to donate and books to keep. It is with a touch of sadness that I could part with any book but it is the only way that I could make room for more. I donate to any book drive or to the nearest Salvation Army. Along with having limited space, I also have limited funds to supplement my reading addiction. I never buy new – used is the only way to go. One of my favorite used book joints in Vancouver is the Book Warehouse on West Broadway. There is a great selection of used books in good condition and the price is a fraction of what the brand new version would retail. Of course, where there is a book store, you can believe there is a tea shop within distance. With my arm full of books from the Book Warehouse, I am heading across the street to the Pekoe Tea Lounge for a cup of creamy Earl Grey. Clink on the links below for details on book (store) and tea (shop).