Book Feast: Local Library Book Sale!
Once a year, it happens. It’s better than Christmas. Seriously better than Christmas: the annual library book sale where tens of thousands of books are stacked on dozens of tables in the civic center. The first two days, the books are 75 cents a paperback and $1.75 a hard back. The kids books are measured by the inch. Are you salivating yet? And then on Sunday, it’s 6 bucks a bag! And not a weak, puny little plastic bag, but the good old paper grocery bags! OMG!
At first, Bobby would go with me on Sundays; just the two of us, we’d wander each table, carefully adding books to the bags, and then he’d go pay and put the bag in the car while I started the next bag. And then it was all of us, but on a Saturday where the cost would keep me from getting over a hundred books. And this year, well, no, we all know I don’t need any more books, but how can I not? The kids and I were there Friday when it opened. And we had a blast:
Yesterday, Rick was with us as we hit the bag sale as it opened. And again, good times were had by all. The kids again got most of the books, but that’s okay. Watching them absorbed in reading is pretty wonderful, you know.