Sunday, November 4, 2012

Bargain Books-Library Sale



It's one of my all time favorite times of the year!
No, not Christmas.  Not Halloween.  None of those.
The Scenic Regional Library Book Sale!!!!

We're avid readers, but with different tastes, 
except for informational books.
I read about soccer moms solving the crime,
he reads Thomas Aquinas.
But it's fun for both of us at this sale.

$1 hardbacks, CDs and DVD
$0.50 paperbacks, cassettes, records and VHS tapes.

The pick of the crop:
Fieldbook of Natural History
by E Laurence Palmer, 
Professor of Nature and Science Education
Cornell University 
McGraw Hill 1949

All about rocks and minerals,
birds and plants,
water creatures, reptiles and insects.
A vast amount of information.


My collection of mysteries.
The Murder Sets Seeds had a little bookmark tucked in it.
The Footprints (in the sand) writing along with a penny
that had a cross cut out of the middle.  I put back the hardcover and took this one.

My collection also included the instruction guide on 
basket making
off loom weaving
world wide feast day cakes
and a pretty little book of daily verses.


Tom's score:
biographies, companions, other non fiction, westerns
He is the one who discovered the field guide as well 
but I confiscated it for awhile.


In addition to this sale, there was another surprise.
Military, action/adventure and history.
Actually, my daughter found these at a church sale
on the last day 5 for $1.
What a bargain.  She knew they would be appreciated here!


The lovely daily devotional verse book came with an inscription.
This was all it took for me to buy it.
Someone loved it once, or sent it with love.
Now it will be loved here.

To S_____ Man_____
Wishing you a very happy Christmas.
Mary and John
Dec 1903.



8 comments:

Powell River Books said...

I always check out the books at my favourite thrift shop, but have never gone to a library sale. My neighbour goes to the local library at least once a week. I'll have to ask her to let me know if there is a sale. I do know they have a shelf downstairs with free books and magazines all the time. I think those come from patron donations however. - Margy

Kristi said...

I love reading inscriptions in books. I think the first word you were unsure of is "Sister". I'm not sure about the last name, though.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I think you are right about that!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

My mom's library (Ark)has continual book sales but it's much larger than where I live. Yours have free ones? Wow, that's great. You could take a free one and maybe substitute one you've already read.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love library book sales. Looks like you guys scored pretty good at this one!

Candy C. said...

What a nice collection of books! I would have to read the Tom Clancy novels too, he's one of my favorites. :)
Love the inscription in the devotional!

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I look forward to our town's library book sale in the fall every year. It always wonder what became of a child whose bookI find containing a handwritten note from a loved one.

Thank you for linking up with the Clever Chicks this week; I hope you'll join us again. ♥

Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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