A book haul linky party for bargain loving bookworms!
Lesa is hosting this week!
Last summer, I was saddened to see gaping holes where the Waldenbooks used to be in all the malls around here.
And last October, the costume store set up shop in the empty space at one mall. Too sad seeing the bookstore signs still up on the wall but no books...
Malls aren't really my thing anymore but yesterday I just happened to be strolling through the Arrowhead Mall in Muskogee seeking in vain for a particular pair of sandals (and missing the bookstore) when I spotted a most wondrous sight!!!
Thousands of books! And all thoughts of footwear fled my mind...
Could the mall be getting a new bookstore? A Half-Price Books perhaps? Aw, no such luck but something just as good albeit of short duration. Can you guess?
A library book sale!! In the mall! Isn't that funny-- and so wonderfully serendipitous. Thanks, Serendipity Fairy!
And another Bargain Book Bonanza was born...
Here is what I scored:
From the children's section:
Katie John by Mary Calhoun
Hound-Dog Man by Fred Gipson (author of Old Yeller and I sure hope no hounds bite the dust!)
Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink
Kingsblood Royal by Sinclair Lewis (there is a reason I want to read Sinclair and I hope to post about that sometime)
Showboat by Edna Ferber (Yep, the novel the musical was adapted from. Love the dustjacket cover and the price tag reads: $2.95. Don't you wish new hardbacks still sold at such low prices? The back cover promotes a completely different author... funny.)
The Collected Stories of Katherine Anne Porter
Pigeon Feathers and Other Stories by John Updike
Never read works by either of these authors but I do like to dabble...
Have you read any by these two?
Gibbon's Decline and Fall by Sheri S. Tepper
Shadow's End by Sheri S. Tepper
I've been wanting to read more of Sheri S. Tepper's clever and thought provoking books.
Starfarers by Poul Anderson
Metamorphosis by David Saperstein (a sequel to Cocoon!)
And the grand finale....
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