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Monday, September 05, 2011


David, Tristan and I spent all day at the Vromans/Book Soup tent sale in Pasadena today. Above are the books that I bought (David already squirreled his away.)

I added up the cover price of my books and they were all on sale and then 75% off the sticker on the front. I got over $600 in books for $55. Not bad, huh?

The sad thing is, I saw many, many favorite books and titles I had purchased in the past. Books that no one was buying and some of them are among my most favorites. I did buy a couple of duplicates to gift to some friends who I know will appreciate them.

The good news is, I scored big time! Here's what I got:

Arabic Tattoos
Geduld und Gorillas
Icons of Graphic Design
You can find inspiration in everything
The Whimsical Works of David Weidman
Fashion Market II
99 Fears
Eva Hesse Studiowork
The Red Shoes
The Ultimate Illustration Collection
From the Depth of my Drawer
Urban Iran
Textura Valencia Street Art

As I said above, I bought some to give as gifts. I bought some to cut up. Several have been on my wish list for some time now. Sometime soon I will be clearing out my bookshelves again to make space for these titles. I already have a little "to sell" pile started. I'll give a heads up when I'm ready!

The hardest thing now is trying to figure out which one to read first!


Marylinn Kelly said...

Hooray for Vroman's/Book Soup, for independent booksellers and real books that we can hold or cut up or alter or do whatever we want. Another great-sounding day. Way to score.

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Glad you had such a great shopping day at Vroman's. Too far from Redondo Beach.

buglady said...

Sounds like a lot of new books. Never heard of this store. Why was everything so cheap??? Yes, I would rather have a real book than an ebook to read. Call me old school!
Aloha, Kate

Seth said...

Now that is what I call a stash!

Kelly Kilmer said...

Kate, I'm the same way. I want a paper book in my hands!!
The store always has a bargain section but the sale was amazing. It was stock from two stores. Everything was marked down and then 75% off on top of that.

Barbara said...

Score indeed! I haven't even heard of most of those, but your photo and list makes me want them all! Love 75% off!