I have books on the floor and books lined up in double rows on the shelves. I need more books like I need a hole in the head, but that’s never stopped me before. So off I went to the Wake County Library book sale. I missed it last year and was super excited to go this year. This thing is giant-I think they say there are at least 300,000 books for sale. Some ex-library and some looked brand new. When I arrived the line was around the building, it was exciting to see so many folks out to buy books. After about 45 minutes I was in. I didn’t mind waiting or chatting with the ‘Medicare age’ lady (her words) waiting beside me who was looking for books in Japanese although she’d really like to be able to read mysteries in English but it takes her too long. We said good luck and off we were.
Set up in what used to be a grocery store, there were books everywhere. Map in hand, I made a beeline for the classics and literature, then sci-fi, gardening, cookbooks, juvenile lit, reference and textbooks. By the time I got to history and biography I was pooped, hot, and hungry. I camped in a corner for a bit to go through my loot. Here’s what I came away with.