Sunday, October 17, 2004

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Today was a GREAT day for me and mine. We went to the Multnomah County Library Friends of the Library Book Sale. They do this every year, but this was the first year we went. It will not be the last.

It was held in an old car dealership building...and the place was packed floor to rafters with books, CDs, CDROMs, sheet music and DVDs. It was the last day of the sale, so everything was 75% off. We arrived just as they were opening their doors, and the line was quite literally around the block. It was a book lover's paradise.

Among the gems we picked up today:

8 CDROMs for homeschooling
the movie "The Couch Trip"
A "Sniglets" 3-pack (anyone else remember those? Ah, the 80's...)
Alison Weir's "The Princes in the Tower"
Reader's Digest's "Facts & Fallacies: Stories of the Strange and Unusual" (no, dear bloggies, I am not in it....) and "Natural Wonders of the World"
Dave Berry's "Book of Bad Songs"
several Star Trek books (including "Spock's World" in hardcover)
"The Rants" by Dennis Miller
5 advanced math and chemistry textbooks
two oversized coffee-table books on the city of London
4 children's music cassettes
3 cookbooks (including one Native American)
"The Jewish Holiday Book" by Wendy Lazar (we have another of her books, and I've been looking for this one for years)
"The Wine Lover's Quiz Book" by Peter Adams
the complete "Wildlife Explorer" set
2 "Peanuts" books (Jonathan is a big Snoopy fan)
a book on the history of crime and criminals (for my son, the budding forensics scientist)
"Celebrating Christmas" by Pamela Westland (a big and GORGEOUS book)
a vinyl copy of the musical "Stop the World I Want to Get Off"
"The Macmillian Dictionary for Children" and "The Encyclopedia of Nature"
World Explorer's "The Ancient World"
2 David Letterman Top Ten Lists books
the video of Judy Garland's performance with the London Philharmonic (as a gift to my mother-in-law, who is a big Garland fan)
A CD of music from the old "Dinosaurs" TV show (which my kids still love)
A small booklet of Christmas Carols
"The History of Earth" by Hartman & Miller

and 4 Arthurian books:

"The Prince and the Pilgrim" by Mary Stewart
"Black Camelot" by Duncan Kyle
"Merlin's Gift" by Ian McDowell
and "Pendragon" by Stephen R. Lawhead.

Most of the books are in hardcover. The kids also got a nice selection of books for themselves: Wren got a book on kittens and one on hamsters, Phoenix got several nice Star Wars, Animorphs and X-Files books. Even the baby got a cardboard book on faces.

It was two very large boxes full of books....for which we paid $40. I was thrilled. Does anyone else get this excited over books? :)


At 3:22 PM, Anonymous Synesthesia said...

I do!
Sorry to be answering old entries, but you seem cool and like Cocteau Twins and Rasputina which is very neat...


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