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Library Book Sale 2006

Monday, April 10, 2006

The Year's Best Science Fiction - Gardner Dozois, ed.
Night Shift - Stephen King
Delores Claiborne - Stephen King
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe - Douglas Adams
Exile's Song - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Stormqueen! - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Sphere - Michael Crichton
Komarr - Lois McMaster Bujold
The Warrior's Apprentice - Lois McMaster Bujold
Magic Kingdom for Sale... Sold! - Terry Brooks
The Wishsong of Shannara - Terry Brooks
First King of Shannara - Terry Brooks
A Knight of the Word - Terry Brooks
Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back - Donald F. Glut
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Steven Spielberg
How Few Remain - Harry Turtledove
The Martian Chronicles - Ray Bradbury
Tale of the Body Thief - Anne Rice

Linear Programming (paperback) - Chvatal

Thendara House - Marion Zimmer Bradley
Skeleton Crew - Stephen King

Novels are $0.50 apiece, nonfiction paperbacks are $1.50, and hardcovers are up to $4 from $3 in the last two years.

It's still a great deal; last year I got both volumes of Parallel Distributed Processing by Rumelhart and McClelland for $3 and Graphs and Hypergraphs (the English version) by Berge for $3. The latter would have easily cost me $40 if I could even find it, and I've seen new copies of PDP selling for over $100. In 2004 I scored a pristine copy of Programming in Prolog (Clocksin and Mellish) for $1.50 and The Art of Prolog (Sterling and Shapiro) for $3. All of these were donated by retiring professors. I suppose I should make some donations now and some when I move on, however many years from now that is.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Puccini's Turandot (1988) - a recording of an April, 1987 production at the Met, directed by Franco Zeffirelli

This was one of those $5-a-video deals, and having just gotten a windfall of $5, I couldn't resist.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Star Wars: The Truce at Bakura - Kathy Tyers
Star Wars: The Last Command - Timothy Zahn

These were in "very good", possible "like new" condition. Why do people toss such nice books? Well, I'll be sure to give these a good home (on my shelf, while space lasts). ;-)

In the afternoon I went back and got about a dozen math, science, and economics textbooks in one small box and about 30 more novels and assorted nonfiction in a large box. The last three hours of the book sale features a $5-a-box cleanup period. I had set the Gormenghast Trilogy in my box, but I left it there and someone decided that he or she wanted it. Oh, well - I figure "share and share alike", and since it's a library benefit, it's better that it go to someone willing to pay $1.50 for it than to me, who's hauling 35 pounds of boooks away for a fiver.


Total expenditures: ($11 + $1) + $5 + ($1 + $10) = $28

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