Land of 10,000 Pages: Library Book Sale season

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach The Blind Assassin - Margaret Atwood Aya - Marguerite Abouet, Clément Oubrerie 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die - Michael Lydon, Robert Dimery Our Band Could Be Your Life: Scenes from the American Indie Underground, 1981-1991 - Michael Azerrad John Dillinger Slept Here: A Crooks' Tour of Crime and Corruption in St. Paul, 1920-1936 - Paul Maccabee Scandinavian Ghost Stories and Other Tales of the Supernatural - Joanne Asala The Far Side Gallery - Gary Larson Out of Africa and Shadows on the Grass - Karen Blixen, Isak Dinesen Hellboy: Odd Jobs - Christopher Golden, Mike Mignola

[Cross post with MSP Reading Time, the book segment of my local activities blog, MSP Adventure Time.] 

 

Check out the latest entry in my local activities blog, MSP Adventure Time, in which I visit one of the best deals for used books in the Twin Cities, the Hennepin County Library branch booksales! I checked out the Westonka book sale and was pretty lucky this year, so I decided to share a few of my favorite discoveries! All this for only $12. Quite a deal... good thing it's only twice a year. 

 

Packing for Mars, Our Band Could Be Your Life, and Aya were all on my reading list, so it was great to snatch the up for fifty cents a piece! 1001 Albums was a great buy as well, as it is chalk full of info, and I'm always trying to increase my inadequate music knowledge, It is pretty cool to pay just a dollar for such a hefty tome, the only problem is that it threatened to rip a hole in book bag.

 

I got some great nostalgic value from a pile of Far Side collections in great condition, material I haven't looked at in a decade. I have been reading a lot of Margaret Atwood lately, and I have heard that the Blind Assassin may be the best of her work, so I grabbed this heavy text as well. 

 

I have been looking out for more Scandinavian literature as well, so Scandinavian Ghost Stories and Isak Dinesen's Out of Africa were great finds as well. Finally, John Dillenger Slept Here, which I mentioned in my blog on my favorite books featuring the Twin Cities was one that was missing from my library previously, so i was a hole I was very glad to fill. 


There are HCL booksales this weekend at the Edina, Southdale, Brooklyn Park, Golden Valley, and Hosmer branches this weekend, so I am itching to continue my excavations in the near future!