What is the best book you found at a thrift shop or yard sale?
The best book I found was a book about dreams it was only $1 dollar. i still use it til this day.
The lost works of Epigramman: the most famous unpublished poe-it in the entire world!
A real treasure for sure and she even threw the book at me and said
"Here, you can have it for free!"
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I once found a paperback copy of the Velvet Room by Zilpha Keatley Snyder at Goodwill for fifty cents. Re-read it (it was a childhood favorite) and then sold it online for twenty dollars!
Yesterday I bought a 2013 Almanac at the Dollar Tree store. It is filled with current-day, useful information. It is interesting to think that the Almanac used to be the go-to source instead of the internet.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was an old printing and I took it everywhere.
I found a book at a Goodwill outlet store which was a real treasure. It was a collection of writings about "systems theory" from the late 1940's. Inside the cover was the name of the previous owner: R. Ashby. It turned out that this book once belonged Ross Ashby, an Englishman and a famous early pioneer in the field of cybernetics. As a bonus, tucked inside the book was a piece of paper with a handwritten mathematical proof. Ashby's handwritten personal journals are posted online so I was able to compare the writing and verify the authenticity of the document. Ashby did research at Stanford University for a couple of years before returning to England so it is possible the book was left after he departed the California. I have no idea how it ended up in a Goodwill bin!
I found the complete black and white works by Ansel Adams at a garage sale for five bucks. It was brand new. I gave it to my cousin as a gift.
My 1960 something edition of the Betty Crocker cookbook. It's also called the Red Pie edition because it has pictures in the shapes of pie wedges. I have used it since I got married over 20 years ago. The binding has fallen apart and the front cover has fallen off. The recipes are classic, full of real ingredients, not cake mixes and short cuts.
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