01 November 2008

Library Book Sale Bag Sale

So I told you all about the Library Book Sale. And I warned you that the all-you-can-fit-in-a-grocery-sack-for-$3 sale was Monday afternoon. Well, I went, I carried too much, I got a sore back, but I ultimately survived with a lovely haul.


A typing book, a pile of Gregg Shorthand books (They are my weakness. I see one, and I have to buy it. I could start a Gregg Shorthand library.), some note cards, and two film reels. I dunno. They were there. Anyone want some film reel?


Maps, children's books, and children's encyclopedias. The encyclopedias have thick pages, and are therefore perfect for making shipping envelopes. (On a side note, I still sing that song to myself when I'm trying to spell "encyclopedia".)


Atlases, sheet music, road sign stickers, more kids' books for chopping up, and 3 kids' books NOT for chopping up -- "I Hate English", "The Pigeon Has Feelings, Too!", and "The Pigeon Loves Things That Go!"

And yes, that was all to be had for $3 (OK, that's not actually true -- the Oklahoma book cost an extra dollar). And all well worth it. I have so much consumer surplus, I don't even know what to do with myself!

7 comments:

Norman said...

I thought Alice in Wonderland books were your weakness.

In any case, hooray for consumer surplus!

samann1121 said...

Actually, if you can believe it, I have a copy of Alice in Wonderland in Gregg Shorthand. Really. It's in the hall closet.

Lady RavenWolf said...

OMG! I would love a sale like that! Your back must be very tired!

samann1121 said...

Yeah, I was carrying the bag until it was about 3/4 full (which was too much, and I knew it). Then I set it down and kept filling it up, and a nice volunteer came and carried it for me. (I'm about 3 months pregnant -- I should have been nicer to myself.)

Tracy said...

Oh wow - heaven! I love books at the best of times - but all for $3 I think I would have had to bring a moving van with me!

Brigid said...

Good haul, lady! I love those pigeon books. I read "Do Not Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus" while shopping for birthday presents earlier this fall. So cute.

Adrian said...

I totally hit our library's "Bag Sale" too! So jealous of your typewriter book, what a find! I came out of it with 4 huge full bags and had to borrow the dolley from the lovely ladies manning the sale. Two of those bags were filled with an OLD set of sheet music books. Looking forward to meeting you at the meeting on the 24th :)
Adrian