Thursday, December 18, 2008

One More Thing...

A short story for book-buyers on a budget:

So I took Meatz (nickname for my little one) to the library. She headed to the Children's section, and I headed to the little section where they sell books. Yes! The library sells books that have been donated or not-so-fancy-lookin'. I plucked from the box Michael Chabon's latest, The Yiddish Policeman's Union, in brand-new condition for 50 cents. 50 freakin' cents!!

Lesson: Some hard covers can be bought for cheap. (This coming from someone who wants you to buy her book for full-price, go figure.)

Another lesson: Donate books to the library. Your trash is another person's blah blah blah.

Last lesson: Support your public library. It's still as cool as you remember... but without the red punch and cookies.

That is all.


  1. which branch was this?!! that's awesome! i'm closest to the atwater branch but they look like they have raggedy copies for sale.

  2. I'm near the View Park-Angeles Vista branch. It's County, not City. And they do have a few raggedy ones, but for the most part, it's a decent selection. I've always wanted to buy Contact by Carl Sagan, and I got it there for a quarter.