Tuesday

[books] 5 College Book Sale

I waffled a bit about it Saturday morning but I made the trip down to Lebanon, NH for the 5 College Book Sale. I arrived right at 9am and got in line...

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It actually didn't feel as crowded as other years. I spent 1.5 hours browsing books and really only checked out the sections I was interested in: crafts, cooking, gardening. I did swing by the fiction area to pick up some kids books for my niece. Then I got into the wrong checkout area- high volume. By the time I realized my mistake, I decided to stay.

I'm quite pleased with my books:

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Good reference books all around. Herb books that cover lots of medicinals and not just culinary herbs. Craft books with lots of charted designs for cross-stitch:

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Some of these border patterns would be good for cross-stitched bookmarks!

I'm in love with this Out of Vermont Kitchens spiral-bound cookbook (first published in 1939!) with all handwritten recipes:

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This is really going to test my cursive reading skills. I wonder if a book like this would be fun to look at for a person who analyzes handwriting. "Here, see they way Ester Barnaby crosses her T's and how her words slant? She clearly must have been a psycho." 

I picked up a cookbook called "Just Pumpkins" and all the recipes focus on- you guessed it- potatoes. No, it's all pumpkins. Which I plant to utilize soon- I still have lots of pumpkin puree in the freezer from last fall.

And lastly I got a novelty cookbook on bread sculptures published in the 1970s. They're total hippie sculptures- a loaf shaped like mother goddess holding a bread baby; anatomically correct male and female bread shapes wrapped in a loving embrace. I mean... it's very funny. But there are also some cool tips and tricks for making and shaping bread dragons and alligators. I might have to give some a try.

I like to go to the 5 College Book Sale for the out-of-print books but they do have plenty of current publications. They have everything! I've gotten so many great books over the years. 

2 comments:

Ellen Bloom said...

Nice haul! You could also use those charted design books for knit and/or crochet designs!

amy said...

I've got to practice filet crochet more- I would love to turn a chart into a nice lone filet crochet table runner!