It’s over for another year! The Greeneville Public Library puts on one heck of a book sale! Over 100,000 books! I had the wonderful pleasure of helping set up and work the sale. I thought it would be a great way to just dive into the community here and meet people who also love books. I had a blast!
We each got to get a box and put our name on it and as we put books out if we saw something we wanted we put it in our box. The day before the sale we had to pay for our books and get them out of the way. I made a haul! Mostly all old hardbacks. What’s left now that the sale is over will sit in wait until May 21st, the Iris Festival in town, and then they will have another $2 a bag day and finish up.
This 1944 well used cookbook was a fun find! There’s a handwritten recipe on the inside cover for Jam Cake and Devils Food Cake too.
A gorgeous 1908 copy of Mary Roberts Rineharts The Circular Staircase, and a 1928 copy of S.S. Van Dine’s The Greene Murder Case with this lovely title page and photo of the Greene family.
Here’s a list of what I got …
3 by Scottish author A.J. Cronin:
A Pocket Full of Rye
The Green Years
The Gray Wolf – George MacDonald
The Greene Murder Case – S.S. Van Dine
The Circular Staircase – Mary Roberts Rinehart
Doctor Luke of the Labrador – Norman Duncan (get it free here!)
The Blessing – Nancy Mitford
The Forsyte Saga – John Galway
At Fault – Kate Chopin
A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman
The Fiend – Margaret Millar
The Perfect Murder – HRF Keating
The Gabriel Hounds – Mary Stewart
Cake and Ale – W. Somereset Maugham
Fear Stalks the Village – Ethel Lina White
2 Miss Read books: Christmas at Fairacre and The School at Thrush Green
2 Agatha Raisin: Mr. Parker Pyne, Detective and A Holiday for Murder
2 Charlotte Bronte: Villette and Shirley
2 Richard Lockeridge: Murder for Arts Sake and Murder Roundabout
2 D.E. Stevenson: Shoulder the Sky and The House on the Cliff
2 Ruth Moore: A Fair Wind Home and Spoonhandle
and for the grandkids…
2 Calvin and Hobbes books
How to draw Horses
How to draw Mythical Worlds
for my son…
Basic Landscape Techniques
Wow that’s 33 books! Seven of those are by Scottish authors too. I’m going to have to move my Scottish books to a larger bookcase!