Monday, May 23, 2011

Book sale

On Sunday afternoon, a couple of friends and I went to a book sale.  It was--in a word--incredible.  An entire warehouse stuffed with books, magazines, records, and sheet music-- and the cost of everything was a quarter or less.  Incredible.  We walked in, and each of us, armed with a map of the building and a couple of empty grocery bags, set off Pagemaster style into the depths of literature.  (I must tell you, the shelves gave me an entirely new appreciation for my height...)

My finds? 

Ordinary People by Judith Guest 
Suite française by Irène Némirovsky 
Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton
National Geographic: March 1950, November 1966, January 1971, & August 1972

My favorites?

An awesome 1961 paperback copy of A Separate Peace... 

A copy of The English Patient (which I didn't realize was a book first!  Serves me right.  All awesome movies were once books.)  Anyway, the previous owner annotated newspaper clips and tucked in the pages detailing anything they found about the book or the movie.  A fine supplement, indeed!

And, National Geographic Vol. 136, No. 6-December 1969 aka the landing on the moon issue.  It's pretty awesome, and the interviews with the crew are fantastic.

1 comment:

  1. Check out Rosemarie's facebook page. There are some good book recommendations.