Good morning and happy Tuesday!
Today is my first day back to work in 9 days. I had all last week off for the Book Expo in New York (see my final post on that here) and then I took yesterday off to experience the Duluth Minnesota book sale – the coveted book sale for me of the past few years.
Why coveted? Word on the street was the Duluth Library sale was the best in Minnesota. Seems like I either missed the date each year, or had a conflict and could not go. This year I made it.
I had some things I liked and some things not so much… here is my pro/con list for this sale:
When in line they give you numbers so once you have your number you can go do whatever (I went to Starbucks), come back before they open at 10 am and they let you in by number.
Many of the books were older titles (as in many years). I am usually looking for books I have heard about recently or a couple years old.
The cost for the large paperback I love was $1.00 each. At Brainerd sale, they are 25 cents each.
The quantity to me felt less than Brainerd’s although Duluth’s sale is so much bigger.
To be a friend of the Duluth Library you have to pay $10, this gets you in the first day of the sale. Brainerd’s is $5 for the membership.
Overall it was a fun experience, I talked to some fun people in the line while I waited, but for a two hour drive one way, I don’t think I found enough to make it an annual thing. Here is what I left with:
My biggest thrill was the hard cover of The Passage. I have a paper back copy but that one will now go to our cabin for guest reading and the hard cover goes on my top shelf all time favs.
Curious – do you have library sales in your area? What do you look for?