Why I love charity shops

Happy hump day everyone!

Ok I’m just going to jump right in. Last year someone at my writing club told me about the book ‘Room’. This was before the film was advertised so I didn’t know anything about it. I thought I would have a look for it in Eason’s when I had some money. The next day I was dropping clothes to the local charity shop. Whenever I go down I usually have a look around. There, on the second book shelf, was not one, but two copies of ‘Room’!! I couldn’t believe it. I bought it and read it in to days!


Another example was when I needed to make an army outfit for a party. I was smashed so couldn’t afford to buy a costume. I was in a charity shop and came across a khaki shirt and little badges sewn on. That’ll do! I walked up the street to another charity shop (my town actually has 4!!) and they had brown shorts! That was an army outfit for like €7! Delighted.

You always find great stuff, even new items that can be used for gifts!! It’s amazing what people give away.

The reason I decided to write this was because today on the way home from work I popped into one of the shops again to see if they had any books. I usually try pick my mam up a few because she reads a LOT. The first shelf I glanced at had a book I have been after! It’s called ‘Finbar’s Hotel’ and features seven Irish writers. The jist I got from one of the club members was that the writers all write a different part but it all takes place in the same hotel. It sounds so good I love those type of books or films. I will be sure to let you all know what I think of it 🙂


Other books I picked up are:

Sex & the city by Candace Bushnell

Wouldn’t take nothing for my journey now by Maya Angelou

Keeper of the bride by Tess Gerritsen

and a couple more for my mam.

I usually drop the books back to the charity shop (unless I really love it!) and that way the shops are making double the money for charity.

Basically don’t knock it till you try it. Charity shops are full of the most random and awesome things!

Whats the best thing you have ever found in a charity shop?




Bré x