Big Score! Books at the Flea Market
We attended the annual Chelsea Market last weekend. This one day event takes place in a quaint village and is well attended by people all over the state and beyond. Two village
Greens are filled with vendors selling antiques, high-end hand made items like blown glass, home spun wool and wool items, wood crafts such as burl bowls, farm made cheeses and the like.
By far my favorite though is the Library book sale just adjacent to the Green. I got there about midpoint of the sale so still plenty of time. Great prices for books - .50 cents for paperback and
$1 for hardcovers. As I was just starting to make my selections for purchase an announcement came telling us that from then until the end of the sale all books are $1.00 per box or bag.
Most of you here likely have read and/or own most of these books but for me they are all new reads. Here’s what I got for my dollar:
The Hotel New Hampshire – John Irving
The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
A Treasury of Bird Lore – Kutch & Eriksson (editors)
Angle of Repose – Wallace Stegner
Red Harvest and The Maltese Falcon – Dashiell Hammett
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek – Annie Dillard
Flipped – Wendelin Van Draanen
The Quilters Apprentice and The Master Quilter – Jennifer Chiaverini
Running With Scissors – Augusten Burroughs
The Odds – Stewart O’Nan
Quite a year for Plums – Bailey White
The Second Confession (Nero Wolfe) – Rex Stout
How DH ever fit all those in a single tote – including 19 DVDs – is beyond me. Just so you know, I did give them $2.00 because it really should have been two bags. But technically I only spent $1.00.
Not bad, I say. The only one unfamiliar to me is Quite a Year for Plums. Anyone know this one?
So how about you – any scores for you lately?