Here are some photos I took of the great library sale in Murfreesboro, Tennessee on Saturday.
|The entrance to the Friends of the Linebaugh Library Sale in Murfreesboro, TN|
One thing helped a LOT. The Friends of the Linebaugh Library have a new rule: no handheld computers or scanners, or booksellers hogging areas. I say "yay!"
|DVD's, CD's, and Hardbacks were $1.00. Paperbacks were 50¢||.|
I do not think that is fair. Some booksellers are so focused that they don't seem to even see anybody else... and they are given special treatment. Some glom on to the best books by taking over whole sections of some booksales, so nobody else can look. They never move from their chosen section until they are done.
|This table was outside. It had some good audiobooks on it.|
I can see how book sale organizations may need to develop special relationships with professional sellers. After all, they need to sell their books; as many as possible. But I think they should show special treatment at other times, like before the sale (if they need to at all). Personally, I think professionals should get the exact same chances as everyone else.
|I think people had a lot of fun at this sale.|
|Some more happy book buyers.|
|More polite and happy book buyers. And nary a handheld.|
It's fun to look for a good book and it's fun to find a deal, but it's NOT fun to be blocked from looking.
OK - off my soapbox. I had SO much fun at this booksale. I found a lot of great books, and some audio books, too. Thanks, Friends of the Linebaugh Library! You rock!
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