Monday, July 5, 2010

Library Book Sale

A couple of weeks ago our library had their annual book sale, and of course, I went. Two days. One day during the week and then the last day which was bag day where you buy a huge bag for $10 and stuff it as full as you can get it with books. Such fun!!! So I thought I would give you a brief overview of my time there.

This picture does not do the book sale justice...this is only about 1/10th of the tables and window ledges of books they had. Also, this is definitely not bag day...it was so crowded that day...people were lined up outside the library starting about an hour before they opened. Yes, I was one of the early birds...you meet such interesting people when you are standing in line...lol.  However, when those doors open...watch out or you will be run over!!  See all those boxes on the floor? Not only did we search the tables, but we also stooped, bent over, or kneeled to go through the boxes. And boy did I find treasures at the bottom of some of those boxes. I do have to say that for the most part...people were polite, saying "excuse me" and helping each other find books.

One story to tell...there was an older woman I met while looking through the romance section who said that she was 78 years old. She had one bag filled to the rim and was working on another. I did not know how she was going to carry those bags to her car. I didn't want to leave the sale, but I couldn't imagine her struggling with those bags. Just as I was about to offer to help her when she was finished, a distinguished, very tall gentleman walked up to her and asked her how she was doing. He asked if her could take her bag to the car and proceeded to do so.  Come to find out he was her husband and was just there to assist her with her treasures. Not there for himself, but for her. He does it every year. I just had to tell him what a great husband he was to do that for her, and what a great testament to their marriage.

For the rest of the post...I will be listing the treasures that I found...and there are a lot. I filled my bags (two) to near bursting and had the best time doing it. I can't wait for the warehouse sale in August...LOL.

First Bag:
  1. Demon Rumm by Sandra Brown
  2. Finger Prints by Barbara Delinsky
  3. Three Wishes by Barbara Delinsky
  4. A Woman's Place by Barbara Delinsky
  5. Taken by Barbara Freethy
  6. "I" is for Innocent by Sue Grafton
  7. "N" is for Noose by Sue Grafton
  8. Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
  9. Dawn in Eclipse Bay by Jayne Ann Krentz (completed my set)
  10. Blue Smoke & Mirrors by Elizabeth Lowell (New to me author)
  11. Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber
  12. Mrs. Miracle by Debbie Macomber
  13. Right Next Door by Debbie Macomber
  14. Someday Soon by Debbie Macomber
  15. Dead Right by Brenda Novak
  16. 2nd Chance by James Patterson
  17. When the Wind Blows by James Patterson
  18. Blue Moon by Luanne Rice
  19. The Geometry of Sisters by Luanne Rice (Hardback)
  20. Key of Knowledge by Nora Roberts (completed my set)
  21. Night Tales: Nightshade & Night Smoke by Nora Roberts
  22. The Stanislaski Brothers: Mikhail & Alex by Nora Roberts
  23. The MacKade Brothers: Rafe & Jared by Nora Roberts
  24. McNally's Luck by Lawrence Sanders
  25. McNally's Risk by Lawrence Sanders
  26. Fireside by Susan Wiggs
  27. The Devil's Love by Lane Harris (one of the first romances I ever read)
  28. White Mountain by Dinah McCall (Sharon Sala)
  29. Dark Water by Sharon Sala
  30. Swimming Lessons by Mary Alice Monroe (New to me author)
  31. Harlequin
Second Bag:
  1. Comanche Heart by Catherine Anderson
  2. Texas! Lucky by Sandra Brown
  3. The Alibi by Sandra Brown
  4. You Belong to Me by Mary Higgins Clark
  5. Unnatural Exposure by Patricia Cornwell
  6. Blow Fly by Patricia Cornwell
  7. The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell
  8. Isle of Dogs by Patricia Cornwell
  9. A Lawman for Christmas by Marie Ferrarella
  10. Sullivan's Island by Dorothea Benton Frank
  11. Stealing Lumby by Gail Fraser
  12. The Saving Graces by Patricia Gaffney
  13. "A" is for Alibi by Sue Grafton
  14. "H" is for Homicide by Sue Grafton
  15. "M" is for Malice by Sue Grafton
  16. Bleachers by John Grisham 
  17. Dark Paradise by Tami Hoag
  18. Cover of Night by Linda Howard
  19. Killer Dreams by Iris Johansen
  20. Deadly Promise by Brenda Joyce
  21. Dreams of Stardust by Lynn Kurland
  22. The Man from Stone Creek by Linda Lael Miller
  23. 1st to Die by James Patterson
  24. Beach Girls by Luanne Rice
  25. Reunion by Nora Roberts (I accidentally bought two of these)
  26. Worth the Risk by Nora Roberts
  27. Missing by Sharon Sala
  28. The Third Deadly Sin by Lawrence Sanders
  29. The Charm School by Susan Wiggs
  30. Orchid Beach by Stuart Woods
This is what I picked up during the week:
  1. Hot Target by Suzanne Brockmann
  2. Ride the Fire by Pamela Clare
  3. The Smoke Jumper by Nicholas Evans
  4. Fool's Puzzle by Earline Fowler
  5. Arkansas Traveler by Earline Fowler
  6. Circle of Three by Patricia Gaffney
  7. Mercy by Julie Garwood
  8. "Q" is for Quarry by Sue Grafton
  9. "L" is for Lawless by Sue Grafton
  10. "G" is for Gumshoe by Sue Grafton
  11. "K" is for Killer by Sue Grafton
  12. Haunted by Heather Graham
  13. Still Waters by Tami Hoag
  14. McKettrick's Luck by Linda Lael Miller (Hardbound)
  15. Renegade by Diana Palmer
  16. The River Knows by Amanda Quick (Hardbound)
  17. Second Sight by Amanda Quick (Hardbound)
  18. Lie by Moonlight by Amanda Quick (Hardbound)
  19. Dance of the Gods by Nora Roberts
  20. Bloodlines by Dinah McCall (Sharon Sala)
  21. Mimosa Grove by Dinah McCall (Sharon Sala)
  22. Colony by Anne Rivers Siddons
  23. Reversible Errors by Scott Turow
  24. Harlequin
All in all I bought 85 books for $26...good deal!! Fantastic time...priceless!!

7 comments:

Kristin said...

Wow...you got some great books. I loved Beach Girls by Luanne Rice. Enjoy!!!

Ladytink_534 said...

I love library book sales! Looks like you're going to be busy for awhile :)

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

awww, what a sweet story :) i love library book sales too!!

Erotic Horizon said...

Oh my ever loving god.. What a haul...

We don't have library sale over here - just fairs and local book events...

But good for you - you are decked out for the next two years...

Happy reading hon...

E.H>

~ames~ said...

Good haul and for a great price! Good stuff!

Tiffany said...

I totally love this!! Our library sale is tomorrow and I can't wait!! I am a new follower.. found you via the blogfest, but couldn't find your contest... Feel free to come visit me.
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