Maybe it was the snow last Friday, or the fact that the words "book," "sale," and "Blount County Library" were all together on one poster, but I could not stay away, and Joshua was gracious enough to give up a ski day and accompany me. And it was magnificent. And I've been wanting to blog about it every day since.
We all know how much I love that library, not to mention how much time I spend there, but I had no idea there was an entire warehouse of old books underneath it. Yeah. It's there. They may only bring out the books for the sales, but it was still impressive. And. So. Much. Fun.
We walked away with 40 books for just over $35. Most of them came from a Surprise Box of Assorted Fiction that only cost $2. Yeah. Two bucks for 26 books. Granted, pretty obscure books (the exception being a copy of Bridges of Madison County-- whoo-hoo), but still.
Here are a few of my favorite finds (not from the Surprise Box):
[Note: I was feeling too lazy to charge my camera/upload pictures today, so I opted for the quicker Photo Booth approach. Of course, I wanted to counteract the backwards-ness, so you could see the real covers. Thus the double image. Just... look at the one on the right.]
A copy of the 1950 edition of Jane Eyre, with dust jacket!... *swoon!*
|Isn't it just gorgeous?!|
|It's the frog prince! I like this version.|
The Wreckers, which I vaguely remember existing way-back-when, and always wanted to read. It sounds really interesting, and makes me think of the Shipwreck Historeum I loved visiting in Key West as a kid.
|Yay yay land pirates yay!|
And, most excitingly, and possibly not legally, they had a whole section of young adult ARCs. Very cool, right? Granted, they were almost entirely of books already released, but I did find this:
|I like this cover better than the official one, I think.|
In closing: this is me having fun reading books: