Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Book sale loot

Twin and I went to the Durham County Public Library's book sale last weekend. I wasn't expecting much (I'm still a big-city snob in some ways), but it was really decent. I got a great armload of books for $10. Here's most the haul:

Daring Masquerade, Balogh (never heard of this one, but hey, it's Balogh)
The Last Hellion, Loretta Chase
Marrying Stone, Pamela Morsi (I've been meaning to try this author)
Lady of Sin, Madeline Hunter
In the Midnight Rain, Ruth Wind (heard good things about this one)
Busman's Honeymoon, Sayers (okay, I already have a copy of this, but I love it and it was 50 cents!)
Wicked Day, Mary Stewart
Komarr, Lois McMaster Bujold
The Venetian Mask, Rosalind Laker
Possession, A.S. Byatt
Desiree, Annemarie Selinko (this was a great find, because it's one of my favorites and pretty hard to find and this is a beautiful copy with the dust jacket)

And what made me really, really happy were the four old Mary Stewarts I found. Really nice little British mass market editions from the early 70s. I'm completely in love with the illustration on Madam, Will You Talk?

And here's a picture of the Desiree jacket. Gorgeous!


nath said...

Lucky you, Jennie! I love booksale :) Only problem is you really have to look and search. I can't wait for McGill Book Fair which is in 2 weeks!

jmc said...

The woman on the cover of Desiree reminds me of Joan Collins. :)

Dev said...

Great haul! I'm going to our library sale next Thursday. I'm excited to see what I'll find.

Rosario said...

Very nice. I think you're going to absolutely adore the Ruth Wind, and I really, really liked the Chase, the Byatt and the Morsi.

avidbookreader said...

I love Mary Stewart's stuff. I haven't read all of it. I keep meaning to read more but you know how it is. Great haul.


Durham County Library said...

I'm glad you enjoyed our booksale and found some treasures!

You might be interested in the Regency Romance tea that's coming up this Sunday from 3 to 5 at Saladelia. There will be authors, finger sandwiches and lots of romance fans.

And, BTW, our holds are absolutely free!

Li said...

Excellent haul - and a pretty cool library too :-)

Komarr by Lois McMaster Bujold - Miles meets Ekaterin! It's the start of his romance, which ends in A Civil Campaign.