I couldn’t wait for Halloween the day with all the books. NOT candy. Today is my favorite Book Sale. I wait all year for this day. I haven’t gone to many sales this year with my plentiful inventory so this is a treat.
The day started out with terrible gale winds and rain. Right off Lake Ontario and they kept up all day. (Just heard it’s raining down in Philly for the series) See this rain won’t leave all our special events. Should I also mention, Go Yankees!
I left for the sale at 8ish, had to stop at my little one man post office in Dexter, NY to mail two books from yesterday. “Travels With Charlie” and “They Came To a River” darn Post office doesn’t open till 9:00. Ok can’t wait, off to the sale to back track to mail before noon when it’s closed.
Sale starts at 9:00 and I’m running a little late, wish this wind and rain would stop. No parking spots left in front and I’m not parallel parking in an almost spot. Wait for a traffic light, park down the block in a municipal lot. Money in pocket, keys and cell in another pocket, purse locked in the trunk. Lug back up to library. I’m a little further back than usual. About body number 25. I see some familiar faces, checking to see who’s a seller and who’s a shopper. Then there are those people who budge. Guy behind me said "they need a book of etiquette", I agreed because I’m not that close.either. Twenty minutes to wait and counting. The wind has umbrellas turning inside out. Yeah, we are in! I can’t believe some people actually stopped to hang up their coats, no sense of urgency. Better for me!
I head for the children’s room with my two big canvas boat bags. It didn’t even take an hour to fill them. Sat in the corner on the floor to reevaluate my finds, removed a few, repacked the bags and wondered if I could lift them and make it to the car. What a deal all books are .25 cents. I spent $13.50. They had cd’s, dvds, and more. I stuck to books. Think I found a few goodies I always do. One year I bought a Hobbit book and sold it for over 600.00. So do I love this sale?
The sale is at the Flower Memorial Library in Watertown NY. This is the most elegant building I think I have ever been in. Marble everywhere you look, winding staircase, balconies over looking the rotunda. They remolded it a few years ago and kept the original grandeur. http://www.flowermemoriallibrary.org/fmlrev32702.html
There are books in every room, basement upstairs on the floors in all the halls, 100’s of thousands of books. The sale goes on for two weeks. Each day prices go lower till bag sale for a $1.00 in the end. I hope to get back one more time.
I came home after the post office stop. I listed 34 books, with scanned pictures. You can find them in my Ebay store, http://stores.ebay.com/mymomsbooks?refid=store
Amazon, Alibris and a few other places on the web.
Still raining and windy a perfect Halloween for me.