LEAN, MEAN BOOK SALE FINDS.
Late Saturday afternoon I went to the Oconee Library book sale at the Watkinsville Civic Center. I tried to stay focused and not pick up too many impulse buys (there are a few books from last year I haven’t gotten around to reading yet), but I was pretty happy with what I found. Going clockwise from the top left;
1) A 1979 Golden Books collection of Ripley’s Believe It or Not comics for my 8 year old daughter, who’s into all things bizarre.
2) A fortunate find; a mammoth 1970 collection of Fritz Leiber’s “Fafhrd & the Gray Mouser” stories, entitled “The Three of Swords”. I liked Howard Chaykin and Mike Mignola’s adaptation of these stories that Dark Horse reprinted awhile back, so I read some of the original stories in various adventure anthologies. A lot of the stories were scattered about in various paperback from all eras, so it was nice to run across a single collection of them.
3) For my 5 year old son, a 1999 comics digest of Scooby-Doo comics.
4) Eagle-eyed Rich Tommaso ran across this one; Donald Westlake’s posthumous thriller “The Comedy is Finished”, which Hard Case Crime, knowns for their wonderful crime noir paperback line, published as a hardback. It only came out in 2012, so I was surprised to see it without a dust jacket.