Visiting the New Bookstore

As I mentioned in my last post, we have a new Half Price Books in town and it’s close to my home so that was my big to-do for the weekend. Go check it out!

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It was very bright and well-organized and I was happy to see a good mystery section. I wandered around looking through the craft books, fiction, poetry and the clearance section.

I was hoping to find a book by Banana Yoshimoto for the Japanese Reading challenge but no luck. Then I thought maybe I’ll find a mystery by Peter James and again no luck but friends, I found two really great books.

First, Horoscopes for the Dead by Billy Collins. I’ve raved about his poetry before so I’m very happy to add this book to my collection. And, guess what? The book is even a signed copy! I promise to report back on this book after I’ve had a chance to spend some time with it.

My other find, was The Mammoth Book of Best British Mysteries. Danielle recently wrote about a short story from this collection and I was all excited when I saw this. Of course when I got it home and looked through the book I realized this wasn’t exactly the one she mentioned. I forgot that there are several mammoth books of Best British Mysteries. Still I love mysteries and a foreign setting so I still think this was a find. Actually, now I think it’d be pretty cool to have the whole series which I believe is up to 10 books. I guess I have more book hunting to do.

So that was my excitement for the weekend. How about you? Did you go to any bookstores? What did you get?

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