Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Library Sale!

Twice a year the public library has a book sale - and they just so happen to have it in the same building I work in.  Very convenient.  So I try to only go once or twice, but it's so tempting just to slip out the back door for a minute and check things out.  This year I spent $48 and got these books:

The Handbook for Lightning Strike Survivors
The Queen of the Big Time

The History of Love

Sand In My Bra
Among the Mad (part of the Maise Dobbs series)

Great House

Literary Landscapes (photos of places in literature - I haven't given it a good look yet, but Watership Downs is featured which is why I had to have it)

Gertrude and Claudius
To Hell With All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife

The Diary of An American Au Pair (not a huge fan of chick lit, but I was a nanny and I'm a sucker for nanny stories)
The Law of Similars

Myths, Legends, and Folktales in America
The House Gun

The Roald Dahl Omnibus
Wedding Season

The Kiss (this is the crazy autobiography of the woman who started an affair with her father at the age of 20 - I couldn't resist buying it but I'm not seeing very good reviews on Goodreads)
Secret Lives of Great Authors (bought mainly because the cover is awesome) 
The Senator's Wife
A Room of One's Own

Sarah's Key

I also picked up a picture book on the making of the original Broadway production of Phantom of the Opera and Best American Short Stories for 1968, 1972, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1977.  I collect the series and have had a hard time finding copies before 1980 in good condition, so I was excited to come across these.

Pretty good for $48 right?


  1. The Literary Landscape looks wonderful. I love seeing loot from library sales!

  2. Awesome haul!!! Have you read Push before? Good luck with it,definitely a rough read for me! I just added Sarah's Key to my GR list!

  3. I love those library book sales. Helps to get there early. Supporting the library is a win-win, right?

  4. I love the library sales! Amazing finds you got there!!!

  5. I recently picked up The History of Love, too.

  6. WOW! You got a super deal! I just love books sales and always come away hauling more than I probably should.