This morning I went to the Cobb County Library Book Sale. I considered getting there when it opened, but I decided I didn’t want to contend with rush hour traffic. So I got there closer to 10am.
The lot was absolutely packed, more so than I have ever seen. I drove around the parking lot for awhile until I finally settled on a spot. I brought in two grocery bags, which I can’t even remember to bring when I go grocery shopping. I started with the A/V stuff but it was almost 90% VHS tapes. Very few DVDs or CDs. I didn’t buy any, though I may go back on Sunday when the price drops in half. Vinyl was only 50 cents, and I did buy Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge over Troubled Water” and “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack. Later I found a good copy of Christopher Cross’s Grammy winning album from the 80’s. Did I need any of it? No. But it’s fun to shop.
What I even need less are books, since I have a ton I haven’t read. Still, I had some authors in mind and ended up picking out a few. All paperbacks are 50 cents unless it’s the larger ones. I am always on the lookout for classics, but only picked up Kurt Vonnegut’s “Slaughterhouse Five”, which I may actually reread. I never reread books. I picked up a couple of Harlan Coben’s “Myron Bolitar” mysteries, one of which the library does not have. I also bought a Robert Crais book. Don’t know squat about him. The biggest find was a book called “Pandora’s Clock” by John Jance. I don’t know anything about it. I call it a big find because for a couple years now I knew there was a guy that wrote thrillers that took place on airplanes, but I could not remember his name. I thought it was J.A. Jance. It messed me up for years. Finally figured it out. For all I know, his books could stink.
All in all I spent $12. I even put some stuff back. There was nothing that particularly got me excited, so I won’t be going back tomorrow. But I may go back Sunday near closing when you can fill a bag really cheaply. At least I think they still do that.