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mhatchett
07-28-2012, 05:07 PM
Just got back from the Saturday yardsales. Irene and I found a nice Estate sale. I came home with a good handful of books. They were going for a dollar each. Interesting titles.
1. The Tao of Chaos. Wolinsky
2. The Story of Mysticism. Graef
3. Mysticism Examined. Jones
4. The Gnostic Bible. Shambhala Press
5. Bells Magic Book. Page
6. The Seret societies of all Ages & Countries. Heckethorn
7. Dunninger's Complete Encyclopedia of Magic.
8. The Amateur Magician's Handbook. Henry Hay

On occasion I find something valuable, but I always find something interesting. I just love rummaging through other peoples books. Being able to bring a few home is just a bonus. By the way, Irene found a few garden items. Have a great weekend everybody. Stop by and see me on Librarything if you get a chance, I'm listed as mhatchett.

Antmusic
07-28-2012, 08:54 PM
I had a garage sale last weekend with over 700 books in it for $1 or less each. We sold about ten books and some other things and made $67.75. It sucked and made for an ultra-depressing weekend.

Antmusic
07-28-2012, 08:54 PM
At least you found some good 'uns.

mhatchett
07-28-2012, 10:49 PM
If I'd have found yours, I'm sure I would have found better! HAHAHA!!!

peteOcha
07-30-2012, 08:16 AM
I had a garage sale last weekend with over 700 books in it for $1 or less each. We sold about ten books and some other things and made $67.75. It sucked and made for an ultra-depressing weekend.

Any CD titles or SK's in that batch? :)

srboone
07-30-2012, 11:41 AM
Very nice trove you found ther! Congratulations!

mhatchett
07-30-2012, 01:19 PM
Very nice trove you found ther! Congratulations!

Thanks, I was pretty happy! I usually find a few things and it's nice to get out and about when the weather is nice.

Xiabei
07-30-2012, 10:54 PM
I probably would have purchased all those too.

Right now my only books come from libraries and yard sales - unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be too many readers around here. At least none that are giving anything up. :-(

mhatchett
09-27-2015, 11:49 AM
Thought I'd come back to this. Found a few things this Saturday. The Richmond Animal League had a bag sale for books, $5.00. Found some pretty good stuff.17165171661716717168 Remember Willard?

Brian861
09-27-2015, 03:55 PM
"I prefer not to"

mhatchett
09-27-2015, 05:53 PM
Surely you jest sir? Name two better rat movies then Willard and Ben. Not to mention a great Michael Jackson song lol!

Brian861
09-27-2015, 06:19 PM
Surely you jest sir? Name two better rat movies then Willard and Ben. Not to mention a great Michael Jackson song lol!

LOL!! Embarrassing for me. For some strange reason I got that Bartleby quote in my head and associated it with rats. It's actually "I would prefer not to". I don't know, brain fart maybe, lack of oxygen to said brain, not enough caffeine, etc...... Anyway, yes, I agree, both good movies but ya forgot Graveyard Shift :D

TJCams
10-01-2015, 06:58 PM
Yard sales/charity book sale are great ways to find some hidden gems even. I haven't really found any jaw droppers (yet), but seem to always find a neat (at times very beat up) paperback at yard sales locally.

slayn666
10-01-2015, 07:03 PM
I went to a local charity sale about two months ago and walked away with a first edition of Wizard and Glass (trade) and two signed copies of Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norell (a black DJ and a white DJ) for less than ten bucks total.

slayn666
11-07-2015, 08:13 PM
Not a yard sale, but I found a little used book shop yesterday and found The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy, July and November 1981 issues. For 50c each.

That's two of the issues that contain the original novellas that make up The Gunslinger.

bookworm 1
11-07-2015, 08:43 PM
What a fantastic find. Congratulations.
Not a yard sale, but I found a little used book shop yesterday and found The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy, July and November 1981 issues. For 50c each.

That's two of the issues that contain the original novellas that make up The Gunslinger.

jhanic
11-07-2015, 10:56 PM
Not a yard sale, but I found a little used book shop yesterday and found The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy, July and November 1981 issues. For 50c each.

That's two of the issues that contain the original novellas that make up The Gunslinger.

A GREAT buy! Congratulations!

John

Martin
11-08-2015, 12:22 AM
Not a yard sale, but I found a little used book shop yesterday and found The Magazine of Science Fiction & Fantasy, July and November 1981 issues. For 50c each.

That's two of the issues that contain the original novellas that make up The Gunslinger.

Fantastic find!

Brian861
11-08-2015, 12:43 AM
Sweet pick! I'd like to see a pic of that!

mhatchett
11-18-2015, 11:31 AM
Not Saturday, not a yard sale, but I had to post my finds from yesterday. I stopped at a thrift store and found these three, for $1.00 each. I was particularly happy with the Dahl!
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Keep looking!

TJCams
11-18-2015, 08:38 PM
Gotta love second hand stores and yard sales. Great places to find some hidden treasures!

bugen
11-18-2015, 09:17 PM
That is awesome! My copy of that Dahl cost $20 and has a big dent at the top of the spine, and I had to argue the price down to 20. Great score!

mhatchett
01-10-2016, 05:38 PM
Picked up the Complete Gary Larson at a thrift store yesterday $8.00! The books are huge, almost 20 pounds. Put the James Ellroy there for scale. Love Larson.17583

TacomaDiver
01-10-2016, 05:59 PM
Wow! That's beyond a good deal. Congrats!


Picked up the Complete Gary Larson at a thrift store yesterday $8.00! The books are huge, almost 20 pounds. Put the James Ellroy there for scale. Love Larson.17583

bsaenz24
01-10-2016, 10:59 PM
Picked up the Complete Gary Larson at a thrift store yesterday $8.00! The books are huge, almost 20 pounds. Put the James Ellroy there for scale. Love Larson.17583

That Larson collection is fantastic!!!! That and the Complete Calvin and Hobbs are priceless.

mhatchett
05-22-2016, 02:10 PM
18498Alright, Yard Sale season has kicked into gear. I picked these neat old metal owl bookends up yesterday, along with the Robert Ripley Book. I Loved the Gold Key Comic book of Ripley's Believe it or Not and who can forget Jack Palance from the TV show. The custom slipcase for Joe Abercrombie came from Kim and Camelot books! Have a great week!184951849618497

Martin
05-22-2016, 03:05 PM
18498Alright, Yard Sale season has kicked into gear. I picked these neat old metal owl bookends up yesterday, along with the Robert Ripley Book. I Loved the Gold Key Comic book of Ripley's Believe it or Not and who can forget Jack Palance from the TV show. The custom slipcase for Joe Abercrombie came from Kim and Camelot books! Have a great week!184951849618497

Love the bookends and the Ripley book!

RonClinton
05-23-2016, 06:15 AM
Those bookends are a cool find...I love unusual brass bookends. Here are a few of mine (excuse the dust...these are on top of my tall barrister bookcases and so see sporadic dusting at best):

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Not brass, but still kinda neat:

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mhatchett
05-23-2016, 10:09 AM
Too cool! I'm such a sucker for Bookends. I'm always amazed at how expensive they are sometimes.

Sock Monkey
05-23-2016, 01:56 PM
All those bookends are really cool!

bugen
05-23-2016, 09:18 PM
Nice stuff! The owls and the Shattered Sea books are great, and love all the bookend pics!

bugen
05-30-2016, 10:42 PM
Here are my bookends in case anyone's a fan of the PC puzzle-game, Portal.

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slayn666
05-30-2016, 11:45 PM
I always worry about bookends with anchors that go under the books.

Brian861
05-31-2016, 07:52 AM
Pretty cool, Andrew.

havok
08-03-2016, 07:38 PM
I love all those bookends ... especially the art deco leaning nude woman and the woman with the arched back ... really, really cool!

mhatchett
04-26-2019, 04:24 PM
Hello Ray Bradbury Friends. I wanted to share this find this morning. I was nosing around in a thrift store, as I am want to do and stumbled across this. It just shouted Carnival and Bradbury at me!! For $12.00 I couldn't pass it up! My weekend is off to a great start, hope yours's is as well!
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mhatchett
05-04-2019, 04:02 PM
Slim pickings until the end, when I found a couple of books and this gargoyle. Happy hunting guys!
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mhatchett
05-09-2019, 07:33 PM
I was off today and hit a couple of thrift stores. Nothing I can retire on but some fun adds. I'm especially pleased with the Folio set of Georges Simenon's Maigret.
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jeffingoff
05-09-2019, 09:38 PM
Nice haul!

mhatchett
05-09-2019, 09:59 PM
Thanks!