I’m sure most of you know me by now and can attest to how much I love collecting vintage books. On the weekends that we stay in the city, I do my used bookstore rounds. There are only a couple that I’ve been to, but I suspect there are other stores that I can look up on the internet.
The first thing that I search for are these Penguin Vintage. One of my goal is to have a shelf full of these books. At this particular store, they are about $3-$5 a piece; depending of course on how old they are and how much wear the book has gotten over the years. They are significantly cheaper than the first store that I’ve been to. What’s more interesting is that some of these books still has their original price. Like this book, for example:
The best $.50 you can ever spend!
I also found a couple of books that still has their original dust cover, like this book written by Anton Pavlovich Tchehov, translated by Constance Garnett.
So far my collection is not very big. But the joy of collecting is that feeling you get when you actually find them on the shelves of a bookstore. One of these days, I will do a post of these stores that I go to, so you can see how difficult it is to find them. Moreover, I don’t just pick up any orange vintage. You can find some like these ones:
They’re collectibles nonethelss, but I prefer these ones:
What about you? Do you have a used bookstore nearby? Find anything interesting?