NLB book sale

Went down with Grace to the NLB book sale at the Expo today. Not too bad a haul, though a bit heavy on the genre books. But I seriously had to comb the place, man. It was all decades-obsolete computer guidebooks and travel guides. Who the hell’s gonna buy a book on WordPerfect 8?!

I was half-tempted to get a Lonely Planet guide to Lebanon just for morbid curiousity but thought the better of it.

Here’s what I got for just 20 bucks.

  1. Martin Amis – Night Train
  2. Clive Barker – The Hellbound Heart (from which Hellraiser is based!)
  3. Ben Bova – Venus
  4. Greg Egan – Diaspora (read before, but liked it enough to pay $2 for it anyway)
  5. Gavin Kramer – Shopping
  6. Gentry Lee – Bright Messenger
  7. Douglas Mawson – The Home of the Blizzard
  8. Michael Moorcock – Blood
  9. James Van Hise -The Unauthorized History of Trek
  10. Scott Westerfeld – Fine Prey
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6 Responses to “NLB book sale”


  1. 1 Josh August 13, 2006 at 23:00

    Nice haul. I think mine was a bit better though, considering I only paid $6 for 12 books. 😀

  2. 2 disko August 13, 2006 at 23:11

    SCOT WESTERFELD! how come i didn’t come across anything of that calibre! nabeh. the thought of gross cheapos anyhow flipping books at the sale still makes me boil.

  3. 3 airhole August 14, 2006 at 9:35

    darn it.. i knew i should have gone for the fair…

  4. 4 vk August 14, 2006 at 10:21

    more moorcock? now even got blood.

  5. 5 Rambling Librarian August 28, 2006 at 16:01

    >>Who the hell’s gonna buy a book on WordPerfect 8?!
    There might be collectors, you know, like amateur computer buffs into collectables and historical stuff. 🙂

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