Sunday, October 5, 2008

Vacation Book Sale

I wanted to show you what else I dragged home from California, besides twelve loaves of sourdough bread and two pieces of fabric!


BOOKS! As we were driving down the 101, we noticed a sign saying there was an upcoming book sale at the Earl Warren Showgrounds, so we put it on the schedule. I actually missed my home library's annual booksale due to this trip, so I was extra excited! Would west coast books be different? Maybe.

Well, they weren't so different, but I did find some treasures for my collection, including a couple of old Dick Brunas (Miffy!)...


...a new title for my burgeoning Louis Slobodkin collection (I love him from The Moffats, but he's even better in color)...



...and my favorite, a book called Mother Goose Riddle Rhymes, which has rhymes done rebus-style...


The other book in the picture is going to have its own write up sometime. I just put it there to whet your appetite. --wink--

2 comments:

Miriah said...

The whims of book sales and thrifts stores are delightful. My mom brought me the same vintage "Miffy in the Snow" book from a thrift store in New Zealand! I read it to my 2 year old, who doesn't remember snow yet.

Stephanie said...

Your books are great! At our farmer's market, there's a vendor that takes vintage books like the ones you bought and makes them into journals, with an occasional few pages from the actual book. They're amazing! I'm sure you probably just like to collect them, but if you're ever in the search for something else to do with them, that's an idea! :)