Newberry Library Book Sale: July 24 - 28, 2019
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I did some damage, but not as much as I thought I would. I'm very happy that someone apparently rid their library of Anthony Trollope, because I got a bunch that I haven't read. (One could probably spend one's entire life reading Trollope, so prolific was he!)
I've never made it down for the annual sale, difficult to justify when (a) I don't need more unread books, and (b) there are loads of good places closer to home. But somehow I want to hear that there's a trove just for me ....
I'll likely go back on Sunday for half-price day.
And if you're interested, during July there's currently a group read of The Three Clerks led by Liz, who provides wonderful background and insights into the book: https://www.librarything.com/topic/308796
There were lots of people there today and they kept bringing out more books. It seemed better organized than last year, but I still don't like that Room 1 (with the mysteries, sci-fi and fiction). Too claustrophobic for me and too many poles.
I have just discovered (as I'm entering my books into LT), that I already have Cousin Henry; so into the donation box it goes. But I consider myself doing great when I only have one duplicate after a major shopping spree like this. The prices seemed lower this year, or maybe I just haven't been paying attention.
After having read the Barchester and Palliser novels, I decided to read all the other novels in date order. Since I read The Three Clerks a few months ago, I'm not very far. Next up is The Bertrams--maybe next month. The really irritating thing about this is that my mother was a HUGE Trollope fan, and she had lots of his books. I had never read a single book, and when she died in 2005, I gave away most of her books. Among the couple of boxes I kept was one Trollope which looked the shortest, The Warden, so that I could say that I'd read Trollope. When I finally got around to reading it, I loved it! I could kick myself every time I think about all those Trollopes donated away, many probably bought in Britain on her annual trips to London.
Do you go to the Oak Park sale? Of course, nothing on the scale of Newberry (takes up the gym in OPRF high school), but for a smaller sale they usually have a pretty good classics selection. It's next weekend (Aug 2&3): Friday night is $5 and Saturday is free; they don't do Sunday.
But I consider myself doing great when I only have one duplicate after a major shopping spree like this.
Y'know, I thought the LT app would save me from getting duplicates, and it has. But you have to actually use it, as I have discovered!
I have not done the Oak Park sale, and, oh, dear, I have Saturday free. Could be dangerous! I always go to the Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference book sale at the HP Shopping Center, every Columbus Day weekend. It's in my blood. Somewhere there's a photo of my father sorting books, decades ago! I particularly enjoy Monday, because it's $5 box day, and it's way too easy to fill a box.
I usually go to the HP-K sale on Saturday or Sunday; the last year I went, I think it was raining, which made it sort of messy (lifting up plastic sheets, etc.). But I always find great stuff there. In fact, that's where I bought Cousin Henry!