Monday, April 17, 2006

Piles and Piles of Books

We were in Boston the other day and killed a few hours at the Harvard Book Store (not officially related to the university, although we suspect they get more than a few hits to their website by virtue of the similarity). The Book Store is notable not only for carrying books that Mssrs. Barnes and Noble would never carry but also for having piles and piles of remainders that are actually worth digging through. This time, we found gems like a reprint of Bob Dylan's Tarantula (we don't even think Borders knows that one exists, even if the clerk's eye does glimmer when you ask), Pynchon's Crying of Lot 49 for $1.99 (a buck forty-nine would have been nice, but who wants to quibble over small change?), and tons more that we were, sad to say, too tired to lug back. Awesome. Only catch is, you have to go there in person to get the deep discounts.

1 comment:

  1. Ugh. I remember the toll on my suitcase when I last had some time to hunt around in the discounted textbooks schtuff in the basement. I got a ton of social sciences compilations, some reader by Stanley Hauerwas, a collection of Pessoa letters/attempted theatrical works... le sigh.