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Friday Finds (library sale/goodwill)

likenessWent to my local library sale here in Iowa last week, and though they didn’t have any books for 10 cents this time, I’m still pleased with my finds.  I got the following 4 books for $3:

  • Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
  • What the Dead Know by Laura Lippman
  • On the Road by Jack Kerouac
  • The Likeness by Tana French (I got In the Woods last year at this same library sale!)

And then I went to my local Goodwill (which I LOVE) and found American Pastoral by Philip Roth (a Pulitzer winner) for only $0.60.

Not bad!

More Library Sale Finds

I went back to the Newport, Ky library sale on Saturday morning and found some more excellent books:

  • Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel by Jane Smiley — 50 cents
  • The Confessions of Nat Turner by Styron — 10 cents (Pulitzer winner)
  • House Made of Dawn by Momaday — 10 cents (Pulitzer winner)
  • True History of the Kelly Gang — 10 cents (Booker winner)
  • Smilla’s ‘Sense of Snow — 10 cents
  • Mrs. Mike by Benedict & Nancy Freedman — 10 cents

Not bad for $1.00!!

Friday (Library Sale) Finds 09.11.09

fridayfindsWent to a library sale here in Kentucky, and though I didn’t come away with much, I’m very pleased with my finds!  I would have bought so much more if I had been in Iowa, but I already have too many books to bring back that I had to limit myself.

  • Keepers of the House by Shirley Ann Grau — this is an older Pulitzer that I got for 10 cents!!
  • Black Rain by Masuji Ibuse — 10 cents — I was already thinking of purchasing this for the Japanese challenge!
  • The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers — 10 cents
  • Arrowsmith by Sinclair Lewis — 25 cents — another Pulitzer winner
  • The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing — 10 cents
  • The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly  – $1.00

A great day, and I may go back tomorrow because they’re always putting new books out.  I’m just in love with library sales and always will be…