I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
"Friends of the Library bookstores throughout Sarasota County reported a mysterious woman coming in and buying large stacks of books, with one location claiming she tried to pay with 'funny money that had some old woman wearing a crown on it.'"
My mom, sister and I did a book trail today, stopping at all except one of the Friends of the Library bookshops in the county (we ran out of time for the last one).
I am unrepentant. Also, I need to go to Office Depot before their 'buy 2 get 1 free' promotion on shipping supplies ends. I'm going to need more boxes.
The fab find of the day was this 2 volume Annotated Sherlock Holmes, fully illustrated and, while obviously appreciated by its previous owner, is in excellent condition. It was also only $14.
One of the maps inside:
I can't tell you how impressed I was with every FOTL store we went to - beautiful stock, well organised and in a well lit, well cared for space. The main branch store is actually the size of a retail bookshop and was running a "fill a bag for a buck" sale on one wall of books which, oh-thank-heaven didn't have any titles I was mad keen to have. I filled several bags without any fiscal motivation.
The 2 humorous highlights of the day happened at our first and last stops:
Volunteer: Now dear, these three are $4.00. [3 brand new hardcovers]
Me: I know, that's fine.
Me: Really, it's ok.
Volunteer: Are you sure dear?
Me: I swear, it's really ok.
Man at counter, looking through a German dictionary he's considering: Boy, it sure has a lot of words in it.
Volunteer: It's a dictionary; they generally do have a lot of words. Languages have a lot of words.
My sister and I almost swallowed our tongues trying not to laugh out loud.