I was running Sunday errands today and decided to take a peek into a discount store down the road. I found a really awesome stir-fry cookbook there once, at a great price. It was a steal actually...the same book sold for three times as much at the bookstore I used to work in. There were quite a few interesting books in their inventory and I ended up purchasing these two:
A Most Wanted Man by John LeCarre and Bram's Stoker's Dracula.
I really liked the Dracula cover and the edges of the pages are a metallic-red. I love it when the edges of pages are different colors.
I'm sort of a book snob, and I don't usually buy books used because I hate when pages are ripped or sentences are underlined or someone's thoughts and questions are written in the margins. I have a similar concern when shopping at discount stores...sometimes cheaps things are flawed and easily broken. In the case of books, accidently marked up or missing a page.
On the other hand, if you're in the right place at the right time, you'll ocassionally find some gems--unique covers and titles that are rarely reprinted or super hard to find--and I can't ignore the price. Owning books can get expensive...I got these two books (new) for half the price of one. Not bad right?
Two more books added to the bookshelf.