- So there's this used bookstore
- October 25th, 17:29
It's about ten minutes from my house. I started going there when I was thirteen. There are still books in the sf/fantasy section that I saw the first time I walked in. There have been, of course, new books coming in every so often.
But in the last year or so, I'm seeing more recent books on the shelves. From authors I've heard of in passing to those I've never heard of at all. They tend to be from around 2000 to 2004 or so. Some of them look dull as dirt. Some look interesting.
They're never stand-alone books, or even the first in a series. It's always the second, third, or fourth in a series.
I actually saw the second, third and fourth books of A Song of Ice and Fire there last year. Stupid me, I did not grab them.
I wander into the children's/YA section now and then, hoping to score another Susan Cooper (no such luck). I'm seeing the teenage angst books I read in my own teenage years, and feeling nostalgic. I'm not sure they're worth a dollar, though, even used.