Made a trip to an old, old book store today. No the store isn't old, the books in it are old;) Haven't been in quite a while. Its one of those stores you need all day to roam around in. Very cluttered, not to well organized, books absolutely everywhere. Cheryl and I were so looking forward to this trip all week. Got there and it is no longer a book store...it is a thrift store with quite a few of the old books left and they were moved to the basement. Old books - musty, damp basement. You can imagine right? It literally stung our eyes down there. Couldn't stay down there long. Found two books I was interested in... 'The Haunted Bookshop' by Christopher Morley. It was written in 1919. This was a very old copy and very musty and yucky and they wanted $20 so I passed. Glad I did, found it on amazon for much less. First Edition, 'Bridge of Newgate' by John Dickson Carr and at the last minute I passed on it also. That one I will probably regret:( To be honest we just wanted to get out of there! Oh well the day was still a nice day, good company and lunch at Bob Evans, I love their yeast rolls!
I did pick up an ereader at Borders for a great price though during their going out of business sale. Project Gutenberg has lots of great ebooks for free. They are mostly old books that copyrights are expired or non-existent. I've picked up 5 great vintage mysteries there so far. Nothing compares though with holding a real paper book and turning real pages!
I am doing a book challenge - I have to read 15 vintage mysteries (published before 1960) by the end of the year. I've got 7 read and half way thru the 8th. I am really enjoying this! I have to learn how to post these challenges on this blog.
Off to get comfy and curl up with Miss Silver in Tilling Green! Have a great night.