I just found out that the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library hold a WEEKLY, yes weekly, dollar book sale on the steps at the main public library on Wednesdays. I go to their book sale every second Saturday, but they have one every single week! Oh my, my, my, my my. But, it’s good I just found out, for the sake of my bank account and my current shelf space for books. lol. But, since I will be out of the city for a few months, in Arizona for the summer, I had to stop by and see what gems they had today.
The sale is outside among the strong wind and the smiling sun. And it has a great view of City Hall and the busy traffic. I spent an hour exploring the tables of books.
I planned to sleep in because I finished my last assignment yesterday and officially began Summer vacation, but I had to go to the book sale, so I said I’ll sleep in Arizona. Haha. I woke up and went down to the book sale. It had a nice selection, some that I saw on Saturday at the monthly book sale at Potrero Hill, but I ended up finding six amazing gems. Most by authors and stories I have never heard of, but that hooked me in like a fish within the first page.
This is my last book sale for the next few months, unless I find amazing book sales like this in Arizona. These book sales have been some of my favorite events in the city. I started going to them freshman year. The first one I went to, I had a crazy bus story where I ended up in Daly City. Besides the cooky memories, I have met amazing people and found amazing and rare gems at these sales. Soon enough, I will have enough books to fill my own library, which is my goal. Haha. What I am trying to say is, these book sales are very important to me. I adore books and I cherish every book I own like children.
Here are the six gems I found below:
- A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- Often I am Happy by Jens Christian Grondahl
- Don’t You Cry by Mary Kublica
- Sympathy by Olivia Sudjic
- Invisible Dead by Sam Wiebe
What books or authors do you recommend me be on the lookout for at the sales when I get back to the city in August? Comment below! And comment and tell me about great book steals you have snagged!