I had today off work, and sometimes a nice day plus free time to go bookstore hopping is the best of all possible worlds.
One of my favourite excursions is to head down the road to London (Ontario) and check out all the thrift stores, ending up at the glorious 3 floor used bookshop downtown, Attic Books. It's a clean, well-organized, affordably priced and well-stocked place that I can spend quite a bit of time and money in!
Today's sunshine and free time led us that way, and this is the result... I held myself back, by the way, and didn't buy everything I'd looked at. This is my summer book haul from both Attic and 3 thrift shops.
Bottom to top:
An excellent book on embroidery, by Thomasina Beck
An Alan Bradley to add to my colourful series
Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, something I have been looking for for a while
Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place, ditto
Two unread titles by Kyiv author Andrey Kurkov, in perfect condition
Two Viragos that I didn't yet own, Storm Jameson's Company Parade and Radclyffe Hall's The Unlit Lamp
Two Scandinavian women in translation that I've been wanting to read, Rosa Liksom (Finnish) and Therese Bohman (Swedish)
Classic SF, Asimov's Foundation
Classic Helen MacInnes, one of the only titles of hers I haven't read
And then topping it all off, a score: 6 titles by my favourite Harlequin author, Mary Burchell (originally Ida Cook). That should keep me going for a while!
It's always fun to uncover treasures and stock the home library. You can see a handful of my husband's purchases in the background of my picture as well... we really can't help ourselves!