In Which the Prof is Pleasantly Surprised

After yesterday’s garage sale, I took the leftover books and music to a secondhand/remaindered media store in Real City. After they took what they wanted, I got a bit of cash, a bunch of the books, and all the CDs back (turns out they couldn’t use a 4-CD set of Gregorian chants — who knew?). Still, I had enough to do a bit of shopping to replace some of my recent losses.

I wandered over to the mystery section and found a couple of books I had lost to the Squirrel Menace — specifically, a couple of Lawrence Block’s Bernie Rhodenbarr series, plus a Chip Harrison I haven’t read before. I paid the friendly staffers, made my way home, read one of the Bernie books, and crashed for the night.

This morning as I fixed the Spawn’s breakfast, I figured I’d read another one to pass the time. That was when I saw this.

I've got enough of these to know it's legit.

I’ve got enough of these to know it’s legit.

Not a bad bonus for the weekend.

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About profmondo

Dad, husband, mostly free individual, medievalist, writer, and drummer. "Gladly wolde he lerne and gladly teche."
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3 Responses to In Which the Prof is Pleasantly Surprised

  1. Drat! I thought you might have had one of the rare unsigned copies…

  2. Mike says:

    I had a similar surprise once. At JoBeth in Lexington, I picked up LB’s Keller collection “Hit Man”. I’d read all the stories when published in Playboy, but was sure I’d missed some.

    Later, I saw LB’s signature inside, and remembered he’d done a signing a few months before.

    I think I lost that book to a roommate. The lesson? I probably should have kept the Playboys and asked Mr. Block to sign those.

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