Monday, June 18, 2012

Golden Deliciousness!

I've said it before and I'l say it again today and probably a million more times - I have the BEST friends!

Today's case in point is about my friend Sara.  Sara works at our wonderful library and she has a job many bibliophiles would love - she works at the Book Cellar, the used book store on the lower level.  This book store sells not only the discarded library books, but others' donations as well.  I myself have donated to this store many times.

Sara looks out for me!  Any time she sees a vintage book that she thinks I might like, she messages me on Facebook.  And 100% of the time, she's hit the nail on the head!  But last Monday.....

Last Monday she let me know that a complete set of the Golden Encyclopediae and Dictionaries had come in.  That's a whopping 16 encyclopedic volumes and six dictionaries!


WHOA.  This was MAJOR.  I had been trying to gather as many Golden volumes as I could up until this point and managed one dictionary and four encyclopediae.  To have the complete set is a coup and a half!
The best part?  The whole box only set me back 10 bucks.  :)

I have already declared my love for the Golden Guide series here, and now my collection is complete.  Just look at some of the wonderful covers - this set is from 1959!




















I have created countless collages, big and small, with the items contained within these pages.  Here are just a few:


"Smoked Sardines" collage, available here



















Thank you SO much, Sara, for looking out for me!  You not only made me positively giddy, but you're a fantastic salesperson to boot!  :D

2 comments:

  1. We had these as kids - these and an old set of Funk and Wagnalls - no encyclopaedia Britanica for our house !! (and we turned out OK)
    Judith

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    1. That's awesome, Judith! And I have to apologize, but I immediately thought of "Laugh-In" when I saw the Funk & Wagnalls. :)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bqhq53JGOPM

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