Last weekend, I attended my library’s Warehouse Sale, which is exactly what it sounds like–they open up their warehouse and sell books for truly excellent prices. And I brought home an excellent haul…
The big find was a set of seven volumes of O. Henry short stories, from 1919. They’re a little yellowed, but in good condition for 94 years old!
In the other stack, The Giver is a wonderfully chilling, insightful book. Children of the Jedi is one I read earlier in the year for the Sci Fi Experience, and Half Magic is a lovely fantasy. In movies, I’ve been meaning to buy Bridge to Terabithia forEVER, and I’ve recently become somewhat obsessed with Before Sunrise, so both were particularly good finds! Bagthorpes Haunted by Helen Cresswell is part of a hilarious series I’ve been slowly collecting over the course of various Warehouse Sales.
That bottom book, Leroux’s Phantom of the Opera, may seem a little odd if you know me well…I already have two copies (one good translation, one bad), plus a copy I can’t read in the original French. BUT–this is the Barnes and Noble edition, which just recently I heard has an excellent introduction with background on the Paris Opera House (thank you, Carl). So I bought another copy for the sake of the introduction.
And the grand total for it all…$22.50. A new hardback could cost that much by itself. This is why I love the Warehouse Sale. The difficulty, of course, is where to put all these books–but that’s a topic for another week!
Have a great weekend, and visit West Metro Mommy for more Saturday Snapshots!