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Jan 27, 2011, 5:28 pm

What have you found recently at used bookshops?

I just visited my local Goodwill and came back with 13 new books - all just 75 cents each. :)
My finds today were...

Anne of Avonlea - I used to own all of her Anne books, but somehow they got "lost" in my younger sister's shelves, so I'm trying to re-collect all of them. I like the Bantam Classic versions best.
Kirkland Revels - For when I need some Plaidy / Holt, or some gothic manor houses.
Julius Caesar - You can never own enough Shakespeare, of course. And this one is absolutely covered in some student's notes - I love reading what other people have to think of the story.
Divining Women - Looks interesting...
The Devil in the White City - My favorite of the day! I have been looking for this book, but used bookshops never seem to have it. It's a beautiful, brand new copy, and it smells like men's cologne, which seems fitting, somehow.
A Bride Most Begrudging - I'm expecting this to be a shallow romantic one... But the title sounded cute and it looked historical enough. I love Colonial Virginia, because I am from Richmond.
The Thirteenth Tale - Another one that's been on my to-read list!
The Wolf and the Dove - This one was a hard cover with no dust jacket, so I could only pick up something of what it was about by skimming the first few pages. I gathered that it was set in historical England, but once I got home and back to LT I saw that it was labeled romance. Oh well, there have to be a few bad finds once in awhile.
God is an Englishman - Can't wait to read this one! Not particularly fond of the copy, but the story sounds very good.
A Mercy - Pretty, new hardback cover.
Dark Angels - My other favorite find of the day! It just looks so... epic and historical.
The Stargazer - I just caught the words "Renaissance Venice" on the inside cover and bought it.
Dishonored - Of all the books I picked out, this one has the fewest LT copies. But it involves British India, so I'm looking forward to reading it.

Well, that's all of them. What would I do without used books looking to be adopted? I just can't resist taking them home, even though my shelves are definitely overflowing.

Jan 29, 2011, 12:07 am

Wednesday I went to two of my favorite used bookstores, and came home with six books:

Your Inner Fish
Tales from Watership Down
This Way To the Big Show
Native American Crafts and Skills
The Pre-Raphaelites : Romance and Realism
The Lance and the Shield: The Life and Times of Sitting Bull

Jan 29, 2011, 8:21 am

Your Inner Fish was missing from my wishlist, so I've just remedied that.

Jan 29, 2011, 1:48 pm

It was recommended to me by several people on LT. I just started it this morning!

Jan 31, 2011, 1:47 am

In a thrift store recently found:

The City and The City by China Mieville
as well as The Scar. I pinched myself to make sure
I wasn't dreaming.

And then.....Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

Very serendipitous!

Jan 31, 2011, 1:53 am

#5 - Very nice find .......

Editado: Fev 12, 2011, 3:15 pm

I found a signed hardcover of Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World at the Danville Goodwill "Ye Olde Book Store".

>1 jordantaylor:: (eta: get your parents to ...)check Chop Suey in a month or so; I'm going to trade it in for credit!

I found a decent copy of The Prophet and a hardcover of You're a Bad Man, Mr. Gum! for my school library at the same Goodwill UBS.

Editado: Fev 12, 2011, 3:55 pm

I found a 242-year-old book that nobody had ever read!

Riflessioni del signor Nicole sopra i principali punti della religione e de' costumi has most pages uncut and untrimmed!

Fev 12, 2011, 4:11 pm

The first three Lord John books in trade pbd size are sitting on the sales shelf at my local library. I'm just trying to do decide if I can justify paying $3 each for library used books...

Fev 13, 2011, 12:46 am

>8 lilithcat:
At Christmas I treated myself to a copy of Ruskin's The Stones of Venice, the 1879 edition. Apparently the previous owner had only gotten about 15 pages into it, because that's where the pages stopped being cut!

Fev 19, 2011, 2:41 pm

Lanark by Alasdair Gray
Balcony in the Forest by Julien Gracq

Fev 22, 2011, 10:05 am

>8 lilithcat:
That's amazing! Whenever I find books like that, I feel like a treasure hunter who just made a major discovery. My boyfriend has probably heard the story of my finding my 1700's Mozart book about fifty times.