Why haven’t I heard of this before?!
Half-Price Books has this amazing annual clearance sale where everything is $2.00 unless marked as less. WHAT?! This is what Half-Price should be like all the time! Instead, we’ll have to settle for once a year–when they round up the surplus from all of the HPBs in the metroplex and cram all the books onto tables in a convention center. Anyway, here are the books I took home from the Arlington sale.
1. Possession by A.S. Byatt
2. The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
3. Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
4. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
5. The Weight of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf
6. The Lake of Dreams by Kim Edwards
7. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie
8. Little Bee by Chris Cleave
9. The Secret of Lost Things by Sheridan Hay
10. Room by Emma Donoghue
11. Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man by Fannie Flagg
12. Illumination Night by Alice Hoffman
13. The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
14. Bossypants by Tina Fey
All in all, this haul cost me just $21.00. You can barely get two books at Barnes & Noble for $20! 7 of the 14 books were $1.00 and the other 7 were $2.00. There were also DVDs and CDs on sale, but because of time restraints I could only clear the Fiction section and segments of History and Entertainment. Even though the entire room was filled, there were still many unloaded boxes and the staff said they restocked each night (as well as throughout the day).
It was like Christmas. But more magical.