Holy Cow Batman, I just got back from the Metropolitan Library System Book Sale. Don’t tell any of the hundreds of people lined up to get books that we don’t read any more. You would get flatten on their way to the book tables.
OK, maybe there weren’t quite that many people but it sure felt like it. I stood at one of the tables with a woman who said this was her first time and she just couldn’t believe it. She was going to have surgery and had to be off for 6 months and desperately needed reading material. We heard her husband paging her, but she wasn’t getting out of the line until we got to the end. My husband went once, freaked out by the crowds and hasn’t been back. This is a booksale Not for the faint of heart.
I however am very happy to have 72 paperbacks and 1 hardback, (saw it while going to the checkout line and it jumped into my bag). All of these treasures for only 37 dollars!!! The only thing that could make me happier would have been some knitting books, but either they were all gone, I didn’t find them or someone got to them first. Drat.
I love this book decadence, and it’s re-using resources, supporting a good cause and helping to stimulate the economy while saving money. Makes me feel like a saint.