Monday, October 06, 2008

The Aftermath

I think I can safely call the booksale a smashing success! The final count is 53 books, 15 CDs, 3 videos, 12 pieces of music, and 1 very decrepit photo album with over forty antique photographs!

Tiffany and I have been repeating this photograph for several booksales now, and it has become a tradition:

The preview sale was enjoyable -- but we found out that the prices are higher than they are on Saturday! So we put back some books, hoping that they would be there the next day (which they were!).

The photo album was quite a find for me -- I passed one up several years ago, and have never forgiven myself. Although the album was no good, it had some wonderful pictures inside:

I did manage to find some antique books, which is always a delight! This copy of Ivanhoe was only $1, even though it was in the "rare book corral:"

And who can resist leather spines? Or Dickens?

One treasure was a 1930's book on high school dress for girls -- complete with illustrations and projects! I can't wait to dig deeper into that.

I try to go easy on the sheet music, but the covers get me every time:

Fortunately, it's also a classic exercise book for the violin!

With all my books added to my inventory (current count is 594) and put away, I feel ready for another book sale! I suppose it's a good thing that they won't hold another until Spring...


  1. I very much enjoyed your previous book sale training post as well as this one. It looks like you got some good books for a great deal!

    As a Christian, bibliophile and book worm myself it is good to see that there are others out there a bit like myself.

    God bless.

  2. Oh what fun! Looks like you found some real gems :-) You can't beat the smell of an old book either, lovely lovely! I know *exactly* what you mean about the covers of old sheet music

    Rachel xxx

  3. Oh! Is that Children of Hurin I see standing in front of you? No fair! ;D

  4. Janna, that is "The Children of Hurin" -- my sister found a like new copy of it (lucky girl! ;-). Of course, I'll get to read it when she's done...

    Yours in Christ,

  5. Oh My, Oh My! Wait right there, I'll be right over. ;)
    It looks like you and your sister made out very well, I'll try to not be toooo jealous! :)

  6. Marvelous, Shannon! That sounds like the perfect day. I'm still drooling over your Dickens...

    Hannah L.

  7. I'm green with envy! I cannot wait until our book sale this weekend, although it is not as good as yours seems to be.

    How do you keep your hundreds of books under control? I will have no more bookshelf space if I get any more books, and I have no room to put another bookshelf! Any advice?

    ~Tiffany Hope

  8. You really make me want to run to an Oxfam bookstore... Fortunately I don't have enough money on hand to buy lots of books, though! But... you have almost 600 books of your own?!! That is an awful lot! :o


  9. What a great bunch of finds!

    That photo album is great! What fun to browse through.

    Lots of love,

  10. What a fantastic selection of books!

    Like a previous commenter, I was wondering how you store your many books -- do you have your own library?! :P

  11. A book from the 1930's? How divine! I would please hope you will post some pictures....

  12. I think I'll have to do a post on book storage, since it's a popular question! :-) Let's just say it's complicated...

    Kelsey, I'll be sure to share some pictures of my 1930's book! I haven't had a chance to go through it yet, but as soon as I do I'll post :-)

    Yours in Christ,

  13. I agree with Kelsey. We must have some posts on this 1930's book!

    Where do you put all 594 items?



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