This has to be fast because I’m on vacation but I’ve had an experience today that I must share.
Have you read
The Book Thief? I’m an idiot, drink more wine Maggie. The book I read is The Man Who Loved Books Too Much. It’s the true story of a man who loves rare books so much that he steals them he’s gone to prison for it so on and so forth. I didn’t care for the author’s writing but it’s an interesting story. I have always loved old books and have old Nancy Drew books that were my mom’s when she was a girl. This book has made me look for first editions when I am in antique stores and I’m in antique stores a lot.
Today in Bend, Derwood and I went into an antique store that was a jumble of old jewelery and clothes and knick knacks and books. I saw a copy of The Caine Mutiny with a colorful dust jacket. I’ve never read the Caine Mutiny nor have I seen the movie. I didn’t know that it was written by Herman Wouk. I didn’t know it is a WWII novel. I didn’t know it won the Pulitzer in 1951. The copy I found is in impeccable shape. I don’t think it’s ever been read and it is a first edition. So I had Deren plop down the $9 asking price and stuck it in my purse and we went on our merry way.
I just looked it up on alibris.com and this website. The copy on alibris is selling for $1995 and you can see the range of prices on that link.
Holy Shit. HO. LEE. SHIT.
It’s not a Picasso from a garage sale but it’s still pretty cool. I think I’m gonna sell it. Right?
Have a great weekend!!!
This is the book but mine is in way better condition. Honestly, it looks like it has never been read. sheesh.