For those of you in St. Louis, my church is holding their annual Craft Fair and Used Book Sale Saturday, November 19 from 9 am until 3 pm.
I don’t go there for children’s books or the latest adult fiction, although I do sometimes find a gem in one of those areas. I love it for the cook books, reference books, how-to’s, and other older volumes that members have dug out of their basements, closets and attics.
In years past, I have walked away with:
- Kipling’s Stories for Boys (Cupples and Leon Company, 1931)
- The Art of Interesting: Its Theory and Practice by Francis P. Donnelly, S.J. (PJ Kennedy and Sons, 1920)
- Foundation Stones of Success, Vol III, Conversational Lessons on Social Ethics by Estelle Avery Sharpe (The Howard-Severance Co, 1910)
- Character Sketches of Romance Fiction and the Drama by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer (Selmar Hess Publisher 1892)
If you’re in the St. Louis area and have some free time, why not pop by on Saturday and see what treasures we have this year? If not, look for used book sales in your area. You never know what you might find.