What is becoming a tradition of mine since 2010, I made it out early to the annual First Baptist Church of Decatur Yard Sale, which includes many boxes of non-curated books. They were ready to cover the books at a moments notice, but fortunately the rain held off and I was able to browse.
I wasn't out the only one out early because as I walked up a few minutes after it opened, I noticed a guy with a smartphone feverishly entering ISBN numbers to determine the monetary value of some of the books.
Unfazed, I did find a few books of interest:
- Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water (1986) by Mark Reisner.
- Imperial Ambitions: Conversations on the Post 9/11 World (2005) by Noam Chomsky and David Barsamian.
- Elvis is Dead And I Don't Feel So Good Myself (1984) by Lewis Grizzard. (It looks signed, but so many authors have bad handwriting, so how can I tell? I would of asked the guy with the smartphone, but he DID NOT want to be bothered. )
I am hoping the humor of Grizzard will balance the depressing messages of Reisner and Chomsky.
My $5 went to and support the mission projects of FBCD and the scholarship funds for First School and First Camp. The sale ends Saturday afternoon, October 3rd. Go for it. Get in there with your bookshopping brethren.