Linda Maye Adams

Being a book tourist by stocking up at the library sale


A few trees are already starting to change color now, though we’re still pretty green.  But with fall comes two library sales locally, and I attended the first of them this weekend.

While other people stock up on the cheap fiction, I go for the reference books.  I prefer fiction to be in eBooks, since that’s easier to store.  But reference books don’t work as well in eBook format because I’m flipping through them for details, rather than reading them.

Plus, it’s the travel books I’m on the lookout for, and those are about $25 apiece in the store.  At the library sale, they were $2-$3, so I saved $200.  Here’s what I got:

  1. Eyewitness Travel Tunisia
  2. Eyewitness Travel Rome
  3. Fodor’s San Francisco
  4. Hotel Secrets for the Travel Detective
  5. Culture Shock! Korea
  6. Insight Guides Florida
  7. China The Middle Kingdom
  8. Eyewitness Travel London

A lot of publishers are asking for locations other than in the U.S., so my target was other countries.  But it’s also a lot of fun reading about these different places.  That’s one of the great things about reading, because you can travel to another country, or even another time, and get a very different experience than Hometown U.S.A.

It’s a lot of fun being a book tourist!

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