FROM THE ARCHIVES: Thank you for being a Friend: Friends of the Library Booksale

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It’s all well and good to say you’re a friend of the library; you can go to the library from time to time, check out a book, read some journal articles, watch a puppet show, grab a nap…but when it comes down to it, what have YOU done for your public library lately?  The library is always there for you, comfy and quiet and kind of musty.

If you want to do something to show the library that you really care, you can go to the Friends of the Library book sale this weekend.

Photojournalist/artiste Lynne Rostochill went this morning and took some awesome photos, so we put together this photo essay on the wonders within.I’ve asked people on 365 Things to do In Oklahoma City to post their best/strangest/most incredible finds, and I’ll be updating this post throughout the day tomorrow with their answers.

 

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Come with a cart or leave with a hernia

“I saw a guy stuff an entire station wagon with books today. I’m not just talking about the back. Every seat was filled and it was stacked to the top of the car.”-Jason Canning

 

 

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Playing cards while waiting for the doors to open- the serious bargain hunters get there early.

“Several years ago I got a first edition of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas for $1.00.”-Deanna Durbin

 

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Making a list, checking it twice (or twenty times)

“I got the little prince first edition for .50! Didn’t know when I got it, not for a few months til I checked it because it felt old!!”-Jessi Walker

 

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The Madding Crowd

“A signed, numbered first printing of the three-volume “A Panorama of the World’s Legal Systems” by John Wigmore, published in 1928. $30 for the set. The bindings are repaired with tape, but still.”-Lou Kohlman

 

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This is how English majors are made.

 

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Books and books and books!

 

This photo essay was first published on OKC.NET in February of 2011. All photos (C)2011 Lynne Rostochil. Please do not reproduce without permission.


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