Sunday, April 05, 2009

My Strangest Garage Sale Buy Ever...



I spend almost every Saturday trolling the Heights garage sales for books to sell. Along the way I pick up other treasures, many of which find their way into my library. I’ve the only library in the district with 10 Lava Lamps and a complete zoo of puppets and stuffed animals.


Saturday I came across a Book Cart. A brand new, metal, retails for almost $400 Bretford Book Cart. How it arrived at a modest Heights rent house is beyond me but there it was.

“How much” I asked the seller, expecting a quote for $25 to $50.

“Ah, I guess $5” he said.

Sold!

I think every librarian turned bookseller needs her personal book cart.


P.S. It was a day for a strange buys – another sale turned up the contents of a newly closed gourmet grocery store. $10 bought $50 worth of fancy salad dressings.

2 comments:

cpeep said...

Um...stolen?

Anonymous said...

I love yard/garage sales too.The cart was a great find....hopefully it wasn't stolen.I would have bought the dressing too.I recently picked up a brand new,unopened bottle of sugar free,blueberry syrup for a buck.

Roxanne