24 October 2008

Library Book Sale

Every year the Norman Public Library has a huge, fabulous used book sale. It benefits the "Friends of the Library", a member group that supports and raises money for the library. Members get to shop on Friday night, the public gets to shop starting on Saturday morning, and the everything-you-can-fit-in-a-giant-grocery-sack-for-$3 sale starts Monday afternoon.

BUT -- little-known fact -- if you volunteer to help set up the sale, you get to shop on Thursday night! I learned about this several years ago, and for the past two years have been putting it into practice. I mean, not that I don't want to help them out -- I've been attending the sale since my freshman year -- but the early shopping time makes it that much sweeter!

So last night Norman and I ate an early dinner in order to get to the library right at 6. List in hand, we scoured the children's books and the videos, looking to fill those gaps in our collections. Here's what we came up with:

First priority for me: Lemony Snicket books. I found 4 of the 5 I didn't have.

First priority for Norman: children's movies, then adults'. Note the absolute score that is Pride and Prejudice for $5. Also, Jeeves and Wooster!

Assorted children's books, more Isaac Asimov short stories (can never have too many), plus a super-secret, fabulously-appropriate Christmas present (not pictured).

I plan to go back for the bag sale on Monday, but I'm still looking for someone to go with me. Anyone want to help a pregnant lady out?


keely steger said...

i'm particularly jealous of amelie on DVD!

Katie said...

Wow! You did well. I miss the friends of the library sale. I have no idea when/where the ones here are.

TrivialPurfuit said...

Pulp Fiction? Staggeringly violent movie. Surprised it appeals to you.

samann1121 said...

Oh, interesting you should bring up Pulp Fiction. It doesn't really appeal to me, and I've never seen it. That was one of Norman's picks. He likes it (he appreciates it?). I don't know if that's better or worse.