Monday, May 3, 2010

Musing Mondays-Used Bookstores & Used Books

Graphic Novel Monday is on hiatus again. It'll be back next week.

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about used books.
Do you frequent second hand book stores? Have you ever brought a book home only to find something interesting within its pages?

I do frequent used bookstores; one of my favorite indies, Harvard Book Store, is sort of famous for its used-book basement and I also love Raven Used Books in Harvard Square and the Bryn Mawr Bookstore just outside. I've spent many a late Saturday night in Raven and HBS. I grew up haunting the aisles of a used bookstore in my town and I still think used bookstores are often more interesting than new bookstores for the variety and surprises you find there. I bought a used copy of Sholem Aleichem short stories once and found this,which I determined to be a ticket to a High HolyDays (Rosh Hashanah/Yom Kippur) celebration in Tel Aviv in 1936 pre-state Israel- a little historical artifact. I had some help figuring this out!

Musing Mondays is hosted by Rebecca at Just One More Page.