Half Price Books

logo.gifI always forget how great Half Price Books is. Last summer I read about Roberto Bolano (sorry, I took French in high school so I can’t make the computer do that wavy line over the “n”) in the NY Times Book section. I started searching everywhere for “By Night in Chile” (again, sorry about the naked “e”). I looked all over the place, including our local Regional Chain Mega-Bookstore and several stores belonging to a certain World Famous National Chain Mega-Bookstore. I couldn’t find it anywhere (to be fair, I should mention that each of these places offered to order it for me) (Also, I am well aware that it is readily available online). A few nights ago, I was killing time in Kenwood and I found it new at Half Price Books, for a fraction of the cost it would have been at the other places, that fraction being “half.”

Thanks, Half Price Books, and thanks for the cheap copy of Flannery O’Connor’s Complete Stories, which I probably wouldn’t have thought to buy if I hadn’t seen it on your shelves for next to nothing.

-Norm De Plume

Published in: on August 30, 2007 at 4:19 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. How about something by Bolaño and/or José Saramago for the “Lost in Translation” series this winter?

  2. That’s a great idea. In the unlikely event anyone asks my opinion, I will suggest it.

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