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Nickel-and-Dime Sale


I almost forgot the $1 book sale at the donation center of Friends of the San Francisco Public Library today. The monthly sale attracts book lovers and merchants. Lots of books for a bargain. I’m mostly interested in the ARCs, Advanced Reader’s Copies, that publishers sent to the library and somehow seeped through the hands of staff. You will be surprised the titles you’ll find here, big-name authors and bestseller titles. Not that I’m a fan of Dan Brown, but I picked up an ARC of The Inferno. Beautiful Ruins is now available in trade paperback so I wasn’t surprised to find the proof. Also available in proof is the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winner, The Orphan Master’s Son. Ian McEwan is hit-or-miss in my book. But I picked up the proof of Sweet Tooth without a second thought. So if you want new books for a bargain, try the book sale or step sale at your local library. You’ll be surprised.

2 Responses

  1. I wish my public library would have sales that frequently, but ours are usually about twice a year. Still always fun to pick up new (to me) books!

    I suppose this is an understatement, and absolutely no news, but, The Orphan Master’s Son is fantastic. I haven’t read any of the other books you mentioned though.

  2. Of all the things I loved about living in San Francisco, I miss that monthly Friends’ sale (not to mention the big annual one) the most. Almost as much as I miss Wing Lee take-out dim sum!

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