I discovered a used book store fairly close to my house this weekend. And they had a 50% off sale. And they’re closing their store front pretty soon to focus on online sales. So, I kinda wish I had discovered them sooner.

They’re called The Bookseller Inc.. They had a large selection of books for the small area they occupy. I spent a few hours looking through, picking 10 that came to about $20, yet not finding the three specific books I was looking for. The owner ladies complimented my finds.

There was a downpour that started and stopped, then started again just before I left. The ladies double-bagged my books for rain protection and I went out, my books well protected, but me getting a healthy coating of wet. The rain had mostly stopped by the time I got home.

I had been looking for a good used book store for a little while, so it was exciting to find one so close, then disappointing to find it was closing.

The ten books I picked, and why, were:

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I liked the movies and Battle Royal
  • Damia by Anne McCaffrey: I liked her dragon-riders books
  • The Constant Gardener by John Le Carré: I liked the movie
  • Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott: by a classic author I have not read
  • Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein: classic sci-fi author I’ve only read one book of (Starship Troopers) and liked
  • The Mark of Zorro by Johnston McCulley: saw the movies, seems like a classic
  • The Girl in the Spider’s Web by David Lagercrantz: about a hacker and I’ve heard of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo before
  • Emma by Jane Austen: classic author I haven’t read
  • The Complete Home Carpenter, edited by George Daniels: I want to build some furniture for my house
  • Interior Design: Theory and Process by Anthony Sully: I want to make some decisions about my house’s interior design, am interested in general design concepts to apply to the web, and this book looks theory heavy