Monday, October 5, 2009

Of Books and Cats and Granite Counter Tops

I love books. As I wrote earlier, I have piles and piles of books. I went to an auction last week and bought 8 boxes (for $15). I am bringing a bunch of books into Gypsy Lea's for the October sale. I price them low because I want them to go. I cannot throw out a book. That is a sacrilege. I shutter at trashing even the most mouldy and disarticulated book. I have piles of old encyclopedia that I may some day cut apart and frame.


A pile that I am keeping

Books and plates for the October Sale.

Willy checking the stack.


Simon supervising the sorting.


My best friend - Babe

And my tiny little Gracie

I will price many of the children's book and religious books for $1 or less and there will be a number of books with a free tag just to keep them in circulation.


Mr. Flannery

6 comments:

ann at greenoak said...

omg..be careful....you could end up with a whole building full of unwanted books....and encyclopedia sets...we had a chance to buy 40 boxes at 1$ last weekend.. ...
i kind of regret that my son passed it up.....
..i think we must have had or have the same kind of mother....books are sacred.....
ann

red.neck chic said...

Oh my - I love books...and I'm with Ann, you could end up with a whole building full of books HA! I won't admit to the lamps i make out of old ones or the "rolodex's" i make out some more old ones - oh, OOPS! I promise, they weren't very interesting and in bad shape!!!

I might be all about ruffles and duct tape, but I'd lift that tractor book out of your hands in a heartbeat! heehee

Marge said...

It is an unforgivable sin to throw away a book, right? You did the right thing! Check out what Lori does with books. It takes courage to rip off covers, but I love the look. http://roundbarnpottingco.blogspot.com/2009/09/book-fetish.html

Are you going to Kari's fall barn sale this year? Wish I could be there.

red.neck chic said...

P.S. I love your animals!!! Very wise ones and well read they are...
I can't take a picture of Fatty the cat due to the fact that I don't think there's a camera lens that wide...

Mr. Flannery said...

red.neck -- Send me your address and I'll ship you the Tractor book.

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Sigh, I love books too. I have too many of them and no place to put them. I have been slowly weeding them out but it is soooo difficult.