Sunday, September 25, 2011

Big Book Sale

Big Book SaleIt's not reasonable to go into this huge used book sale at Fort Mason looking for a particular item. The books are sorted by subject matter, but basically it is just piles o' books. I loved finding Douglas Coupland's 1990s novel Microserfs filed with books on computer programming. Malthus's Essay on the Principle of Population was on a table labelled "Pre-1900 Fiction." Most everything is one or two dollars, but there is also a selection of collectible editions. I was thrilled when one of the staffers allowed me to examine a 1st edition of Harry Houdini's A Magician Among the Spirits. It contains the author's signature on 2 pages & was found in a box of books donated to the library.

§ 47th Annual Big Book Sale
Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
September 21-25, 2011
Festival Pavilion, Fort Mason Center

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