Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Book Bonanza

I got to experience the Annual Big Book Sale on Sunday for the first time. Wow, what a scene! For those of you who don't know, this is a HUGE used book sale -- the largest on the West Coast -- held in a warehouse at Fort Mason. It raises money for the San Francisco library.

The people there were pretty aggressive. Some of them were filling supermarket shopping carts with books. And if you didn't move down the stacks fast enough, they would start bumping you. By the way, there are about a billion copies of "Lonesome Dove" floating around. Just so you know.

We went Sunday -- the last day -- which meant every book was marked down to $1. Even though things had been picked through, there were still some definite finds, such as a first edition "Something Happened" (not in perfect condition, though).

Kelly, meanwhile, picked up some old cookbooks -- like "Sunset's Best Recipes of 1993." Hello, is she trying to kill me? What did they know about food in 1993? I don't even think they knew what carbohyrdrates were!