|Another season of book hunting is here|
This past week I opted to start the ball rolling slowly, and scout out a number of book shops and thrift stores (which often have good book sections and very cheap prices) not too far from home. Admittedly it was slow going indeed, as some of the shops have yet to put out new holdings while others have trimmed back on what they take in, and also what they will put out in the store. One of my favourite haunts has now stopped buying paperbacks altogether, and now deals only in hardcovers. Even then, their best items end up on their ABE listings while lesser quality and damaged items are put on the shelves in the store to be sold at a premium. I'm a hardcover collector, so the focus doesn't bother me, only the quality of what is being offered. This is a disappointing trend, but sadly it seems to be happening more and more around here.
|Dr. Robert Lang?|
|T.J. 1903 ?|