I started selling used books online in 1999 as sleepygirl2, and opened my first storefront, Sleepygirl’s Used Books, in 2003.  I enjoy my work and have wanted to start a blog for a while because I want to share my love for reading. I find a lot of interesting and funny things about books as I browse and this is the perfect place to share them. I also review books I read, which are often from authors or publishers, but I don’t receive any compensation for the reviews. Sometimes I come across an interesting book that I’ve purchased that I like to share on here as well.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/bound4escape

Contact me at: bound4escape@outlook.com


I hope you enjoy my blog!


24 thoughts on “About

  1. Sarah Stieferman March 23, 2013 / 9:32 am

    Please add me to your list.


    • sleepygirl2 May 7, 2013 / 10:36 am

      Thank you very much. I appreciate the link from Busy Mind Thinking also.


  2. stainonthepage May 11, 2013 / 8:21 am

    That’s great. I am hoping to open my own storefront as well. It’s a life long dream, that I am slowly working on.


    • sleepygirl2 May 11, 2013 / 8:57 am

      It’s not easy if that’s your only source of income but I love it. We started selling furniture along with the books in 2004, which has made it possible for me to be at the store full time. I know it doesn’t sound like they go together, but it has worked out really well.
      I wish you luck. I am a firm believer in following your dreams and enjoying what you do.


  3. coolteenreads May 13, 2013 / 4:46 am

    Thanks for the Shine Award nomination. I have accepted and posted my own nominations. i really love your blog – it’s a really good advert for books and joys of reading.


  4. UniqueCath May 22, 2013 / 1:09 pm

    I really like your blog! I’m also a book addict. 🙂


    • sleepygirl2 July 29, 2013 / 4:22 pm

      Thanks, Julie. I’ll be sure to check out your blog when I get home tonight.


  5. marjma2014 June 30, 2014 / 1:08 pm

    Hi there. Lovely blog. Nice that I found you today. 🙂


  6. ksbeth May 9, 2016 / 12:29 pm

    hi, dawn. thanks for reading and following my blog. i’m a lover of books and words of all kinds and i really enjoy your blog. best, beth

    Liked by 1 person

    • sleepygirl2 May 9, 2016 / 12:32 pm

      I couldn’t believe I wasn’t following your blog. I don’t get to read other blogs real often. I have to make myself stop and catch up. There’s just too much to do!

      Liked by 1 person

      • ksbeth May 9, 2016 / 12:34 pm

        no worries, i totally get it )


  7. Robert A Schorr July 24, 2021 / 1:01 am

    Oh just checked out your store! My goodness! What an inventory! I always test a bookstore using Abe Kobo works; like those that Alfred Knopf would choose. Most don’t have any at all. Two or three of his works and I’m impressed with the bookseller’s taste. You’ve got an 18-page list!

    Robert. (Amal the Thirsty Gamal:A Christmas Take) ISBN: 9781645438684


    • sleepygirl2 July 26, 2021 / 2:03 pm

      Unfortunately, I only have an online store now. I had a brick and mortar store several years ago and had about 20,000 books online and over 100,000 books in the store. After we lost it all in the Joplin tornado in 2011, we opened a store in Baxter Springs, Kansas, but it’s more like a flea market, although we do have some new inventory as well. I miss my bookstore but we found out a long time ago that it’s almost impossible for us to have 2 separate stores and this one was the more profitable one.

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