Posted by jukkahoo
The big book sales begin tomorrow morning. Do they still open at 7AM? I remember (a while back in time) when we used to rush in among the very first ones in order to get all the good books before they were taken by some less deserving ones. Haven't done that in ages. The biggest reason being the sheer ripping-off of the so called "sale". Sale, my butt!
In the Olden Days, when everything was good and well, and Uncle-Leonid's eyebrows were still in charge of the rather large easternly neighbour of ours, the Book Sale was really an occasion. There were less books and you had to look harder for the ones that you wanted, but the price was right and there was a genuine sense of accomplishment after you had find some really obscure or sought-after edition. Nowadays there's plenty of copies of everything, but really no bargain nor finds. Occasional good buy - yes - but as a Must-be-there-when-the-doors-open-at-7 - no. Unfortunately.
I may well hop to see if there's anything decent around tea-time before heading towards St. Urho's to an evening of SF. See you there?