Love the pre-loved: library
We love visiting our local library - there is 'story time' which we've attended on various occasions - with varying levels of interest and participation from the little one ... but it's just so good for B. to be able to choose his own books, and swap them over after we've read them. We do have a few books at home, but at the moment, I don't feel the need to spend money or take over precious shelving space with lots of bought books. Well, at least not with English books. We are a bilingual home, so the library is a fantastic way to keep up with words and stories in English, whilst making way for a few non-English overeseas imports.