The Red Cross charity book shop is one of the best bookshops in Tasmania for a good selection of second hand books. I was in the habit of going every week after my play reading class. My friend Brian used to live in that shop. After he died I didn't go in much and then I was away on holiday and all the preparation that entailed.
Yesterday I took them 4 big garbage bags of books that I rescued from Brian's house after he died. His family were interested in selling the house fast and all of his books, several hundred were thrown into a large skiff headed for the landfill.
Yesterday I took the bags into the Red Cross book shop. They used to sell Penguins for a dollar a book but that has now gone up to 1.50 and 2.00. Still a good buy. I found 5 vintage Penguins that I don't currently have. I have not deliberately gone shopping for Penguin books in several months so this kind of got the blood boiling. I saw these setting on the shelf and I could feel the old adrenaline rush. Not to mention they were all in a good shape. While I was there a couple brought in several boxes of books and said they were from one of their mother's from 60 years of collecting. The supervised of the shop prices books on Friday so I might have to get in there before all the local booksellers come in on Monday morning to see what is there.
I was not familiar with all the authors of the books I found but the books look quite interesting. (all Penguins are interesting aren't they?) I hope you enjoy the loot and if you have anything to contribute about these books I would love to hear it.
|I love these designed poetry books.|