Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thrift store Wednesdays: books as usual

I spent this afternoon at the thrift store just sorting and pricing books (instead of doing computer work). I think I filled about every bookshelf in the store area, including the special sections like nature and cartoons that we don't always get around to.

Crayons/Dollygirl sorted toys.

Most enjoyable customer today: the lady with the European accent who kept laughing at the names of the books I was putting out. Eat, Shrink & Be Merry! "Dot's what I need, to shrink some!" Quilting for Dummies. "For dummies?"  At least we gave someone a smile for the day.

Here's what we brought home:

Little by Little: A Writer's Education, by Jean Little
Arabel and Mortimer, by Joan Aiken
The Mustang & Other Stories, by Barbara Corcoran (TK 3874)
The Space Hut, by Ester Wier (TX 1943)
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad, by Ann Petry (1955 hardcover with dustjacket)
Six Not-So-Easy Pieces, by Richard P. Feynman
Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook has Gone Before, by Tony Horwitz
The Complete Works of Francis A. Schaeffer, Volume 2 (Genesis in Space and Time, No Final Conflict, Joshua and the Flow of Biblical History, Basic Bible Studies, Art and the Bible)

(Why just one volume out of five? Does somebody now have a set that's missing its Volume 2? That's the book mystery of the week.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Missing volumes are a mystery for me too.

I picked up Kipling: A Selection of His Stories and Poems vol 1 by John Beecroft at a large annual sale held at a local university.

It was two years later that vol 2 from the same book club edition showed up! I was glad it did.

-Barb

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