Newberry Library Book Sale - July 26-29
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If you've been forbidden to bring more books into the house, just tell your family that you're not going to buy anything, you just want to see the renovations: https://www.newberry.org/nearing-end-construction-newberry-will-begin-unveiling-... (Not that they'll believe you!) ;-)
...but I may go back Saturday or Sunday.
And this Friday night ($5 fee) and Saturday is the Oak Park-River Forest annual book sale in OPRF High School.
I went Wednesday night, and made a nice haul. I had planned to go back on Sunday, but have an unexpected appointment for 1:00, so likely can't make it. Probably a good thing!
The art section was pretty fabulous this year, scads of stuff on Asian art, and there were far more Italian books in the foreign language section that usual.
Herewith the loot:
Dressing Renaissance Florence : families, fortunes, & fine clothing, by Carole Collier Frick
Allure, by Diana Vreeland
Frank Lloyd Wright's Imperial Hotel, by Cary James
Giudici, by Andrea Camilleri, Giancarlo De Cataldo, and Carlo Lucarelli
La Comunità Ebraica Mantovana: appunti di storia, by Emanuele Colorni
Marcovaldo, or, The seasons in the city, by Italo Calvino
Facing Athens : encounters with the modern city, by George Sarrinikolaou
The Glass Key, by Dashiell Hammett
Beyond Black, by Hilary Mantel
The Japanese sense of beauty, by Shuji Takashina
MUTTS Shelter Stories, by Patrick McDonnell
The Drunken Forest, by Gerald Durrell
Hokusai, first manga master, by Jocelyn Bouquillard and Christophe Marquet
More than words : artists' illustrated letters from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art, by Liza Kirwin
Jacob Lawrence : the Migration series, by Leah Dickerman and Elsa Smithgall
The Story of the Phoenix - Xu Bing's Phoenix Project, by Zhai Yongming
I must say that having the LT app on my phone saved me some $$!
The Colorni book sounds very interesting, although I only know some basic Italian. Did you see any classic English Literature titles in Italian? My son & daughter-in-law (she is native Italian) are now living in England, and she is very much interested in English Literature, but is struggling with the original English. I would love to get her some classics that would be more comfortable for her to read.
Did you see any classic English Literature titles in Italian?
I didn't notice any, but they are constantly putting more books out. It's worth a look.
I am always surprised at how much I can bring home on Sundays. Of course, part of that is that everything is half-price, but I am often astonished at the treasures that are left.
I was, however, a bit irritated by this:
Not only is that so wrong on various levels, there was nearly nothing in the SciFi section that could fit those topics. Has Moody Bible taken over the NLBF??? It's like the selection had been purged by Fundies ...
I noticed that they're still cycling in new stock ... while i was going through the CDs, they were pulling out new boxes from under the tables to fill in the gaps in the ones up top ... and I'm guessing they had some similar system in place with books.