Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I'm in NYC for the Tools of Change Conference for Publishing and finally made my way down to the Strand Bookstore last night and made my way through the 18 miles of books. This may come off like blasphemy, but there was just too much. Too many books, too many shoppers, not enough space. I did buy three books and if I was shopping like I used (without care for condition of a book,) I'm sure there would have been many more books making it to the checkout line with me. Instead, I got three firsts in G (good) to VG (very good) condition. The third book in the Barker and Llewelyn series by Will Thomas, The Limehouse Text; Road Kill and Blood Lies in the Dido Hoare series by Marianne Macdonald.

None are the first books in the series and none are in F or VF condition, but I believe they were good buys for $6 each. I think my library will be happy to greet them tomorrow afternoon. Right now they are only worth what I paid, but these were bought for my personal collection, not for potential resale.


Iliana said...

Oh man, it's good to know I'm not the only person who doesn't like The Strand! I've been there twice and it's just too crowded for my tastes. I much prefer the Half Price Bookstores chain. There is a big one in Dallas which I think is just fantastic.

Anyway, yay, for your books. Have you read the Barker & Llewelyn books? Those are really good. I've got the latest one sitting on my stacks.

Mike B. said...

Illiana - I read Some Danger Involved from the Barker & Llewelyn series and look forward to reading the rest. I do want to read in order, so I'll sit on The Limehouse Text for a bit. I'm also reading the Laurie King's Mary Russell series. TBR list is getting unmanageable in a good way.