Oh for goodness' sake! What a week! I've been so busy that I totally forgot about my wonderful book outing last Friday - I came back with quite a haul. :D
I LOVE our annual AAUW book sale! It's an amazing event. It's so large, the organization has to hold it in the Cow Palace at our fairgrounds (does anyone besides me think that the term "Cow Palace" is hysterical?). I believe this was the 51st annual sale. Our insanely warm weather (July temps in March!) made it even more enjoyable than usual - no coat or gloves to haul around!
You may recall last year's post about this sale and my fantastic finds, and this year was just as lucrative. To me, the best part of the sale is in the searching. You never know what you're going to find! In the past, the AAUW sale was always my go-to place for foreign textbooks. This year? Not so much. No, this year seemed to be more about science-y books, like this one here:
It's from 1966, and I bought it mainly for the groovy illustrations, like the one pictured to the right. I love all of them in the book and it made me realize how much I've missed doing surreal collages (note to self: Then do some!).
check out this post for a schematic-themed piece I created).
Last, but not least - how could I leave the book sale without picking up a few vintage National Geographics? Most were from the 70s and 80s but my keen nose sniffed out a few of the issues from the 50s. They are wonderful, as always. :D
I'm already looking forward to next year's sale!