One Heck Of A Good Library Sale

- by Karen Wright


Checking out some of the books.

There were quite a few ex-library books, of course. And, of course, they were some of the great ones, but they are just as laden with stickers and pockets as all ex-libs. All-in-all, the general quality was fabulous. We left about 2 p.m. and raced home with our cache. I hate to say it, but the trip was so fast that we really didn't experience any great food and we didn't get to explore Palo Alto and surrounds. We will next time. "A good library book sale is a joy forever"...who said that? I guess I did. We love library book sales, but like everything else in our over-populated world with amateur book dealers who have little electronic thingamajigs to price out the books, they are getting more and more crowded, and the quality is slipping a bit. But that's life on the bookseller trail. Of them all, so far we like Palo Alto best for price, quality, and the people who volunteer. Next month stay tuned for the Sacramento Book Fair.