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June 6, 2011

Vintage Book Bonanza

Or, Why I Love Library Book Sales

By RetroRuth

Whew. What a weekend!!! Tom and I were busy cleaning, cooking, entertaining, shopping for fun stuff at the Midland Summer Art Fair, going to a baseball game and…oh yeah, this:

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Spending time with the Cutest Baby In The World, aka Piper, our niece. She came to visit this weekend with my sister and her husband. Who I suppose I was happy to see as well. 🙂

In the midst of all this, Tom and I still managed to make it to the library used book sale on the $5 bag day, which is quite possibly one of the greatest things ever.  And our library always has a TON of fun books, including tons of mid-century books, at their twice-yearly sale.  This time we got 26 books for $5,  including:

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The Verse By The Side Of The Road, by Frank Rowsome, Jr.

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Chess Review Magazine, all of the 1946 issues collected in hardcover. Tom is pretty excited about this one!

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Chasing Dirt by Suellen Hoy.  I have been wanting to read this one for a while!

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Congo Song by Stuart Cloete, which I pretty much just bought for the awesome cover and tagline: A lush novel of a tempestuous woman alone in a society of men. Sold!

And lots more fun books, which I will be showing you bits and pieces of in the near future!

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“I can’t believe you got so many cool books!!”

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4 Responses to Vintage Book Bonanza

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    June 6, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Wowee! That really IS the cutest baby in the world! And let’s hear it for library book sales! I am intrigued by the “Chasing Dirt” book. The cover alone is enough.

  2. Sara in AZ Reply

    June 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Awwwww, what a sweetie Piper is!

    That book sale sounds pretty aweswome Ruth! That Burma Shave book looks like a real hoot. 🙂

  3. aec Reply

    June 6, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Aw! She is soooo… cute. What a great weekend you had. Maybe I can borrow Congo Song? ha ha Looks like a great summer read!

  4. jamie in Hollywood Reply

    June 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    That kid should be in the movies! Great post. They just keep getting better and better. It is always fun to read them.

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