At this year’s Reading Roundup, Kate Messner, the keynote speaker, told a story about picking up a book at her library’s book sale only to find her name written on the inside cover. That’s never happened to me before, but I could relate as I own many books and find it difficult to part with them. So, before I buy a book sale book, I need to be sure that if it never leaves my house again, it will be worth it.
Whenever we have a book sale at my library, I try to put a limit on the number of books I’m allowed to buy. There are always interesting options, but the reality is I will probably never have time to read them all. The Summer Book Sale is in full-swing, and so far I made it out with only two books. One I’ve already read and plan to give as a gift and the other is a collection of poems by Rumi. I read “This Longing” in college and fell in love with Rumi’s message. In fact, I have re-read “This Longing” a few times since the class and have gotten something new from it every time. To find a different collection of poems was exciting, and I’ve leafed through the book and read a couple of them outside in the sun.
What are some of your best book sale finds?