By Jackie Eager
I like real books. I like to feel their weight as I hold them in my hands. I like the old scent of the paper and even the broken spines from too much page turning. I like it how you can fall asleep reading them and you don’t have to worry about smashing the screen during the night. You can throw them in your car or they can live at the bottom of your bag for ages without too much worry.
For this reason, I’ve begun enjoying a weekly trip to Value City, which is located at Kukum on the second level of shops. While Value City does have a great selection of clothing available, it’s really the ever-changing book collection that gets me in the door.
Value City has a large range of books available for purchase. During my last visit, the selection included biographies, classics, romance, adventure, true stories, reference and children’s books. The ones that I have purchased so far have varied between SBD $10 and $20.
I would highly recommend a visit to Value City for any bookworms out there who are looking beyond the book exchange options.
The Value City opening hours are:
- Monday – Thursday 9am to 5pm
- Fridays 9am to 12pm
- Sundays 9am to 2pm
If you need a place to read your books straight after you’ve bought them, perhaps sit down at the Bulk Shop Ice Creamery before heading home. Books and ice cream are a great combination!