Books are a big part of becoming a doula and childbirth educator. There is plenty of reading to do, plus I want to build up my book collection so I can have a decent lending library for friends and eventual clients. (And it's possible that I may have an addiction to books. Maybe.)
Earlier this week, Clark and I spent a day in Chattanooga, drinking coffee and shopping and eating lunch. Our final stop was McKay Used Books; we had a few items to trade in, and we wanted to look around a bit.
Naturally, I immediately sought out the pregnancy/birth section, hoping to find a copy of Penny Simkin's The Birth Partner. What I found was even better. Not only did they have The Birth Partner, they had The Natural Pregnancy Book, Gentle Birth Choices, and A Good Birth, A Safe Birth. Of course, I got them all, plus The Mission of Motherhood (a book I've been wanting to read for a while now; I'll probably be reviewing it on here later this year) and The Red Tent (this month's selection for the book club I'm part of).
Even better? Thanks to our trade-in credit, we paid less than $5 for all these books. Yay! I seriously do not know what a book junkie like me would do without used bookstores.