On Sunday I stopped in at the Book Nook at York Suburban Middle School.
Last year, I sort of stumbled into the sale, not knowing how it worked or what to expect. I left with a bag full of books.
This year, I was more prepared.
My boyfriend and I went on the last day of the sale. Admission was $1, and inside, the cost was $3 for a yard of books, in most cases.
The selection may have been better earlier in the weekend, but I still found enough books to make my arms hurt as I carried them around.
The sheer number of books to browse is actually a little overwhelming. You have to be willing to hunt to find the books you really want hidden among the rest. It’s really easy to go overboard, but I tried to control myself and pick up books I knew I’d like to read or have on my bookshelf.
I headed to the classics section first, since I found a lot there last year. Then I browsed the rows upon rows of fiction, nonfiction and history, and I picked up a Spanish-English dictionary in the reference section.
In the end, I picked up about 10 books, and my boyfriend got a few more than I did. Together, our findings came in at just under one yard. So our grand total for the day, including admission, was $5. Not bad at all.
Here are some of the books I grabbed:
“Like Water for Chocolate,” by Laura Esquivel
“How to Make an American Quilt,” by Whitney Otto
“Firehouse,” by David Halberstam
“Gulliver’s Travels,” by Jonathan Swift
“The Last Time They Met,” by Anita Shreve
Did anyone else go? What did you get?