This weekend was the Friends of The Seattle Public Library big book sale at Magnuson Park. I went last year and was eagerly anticipating this year.
I don’t know why, but the people who go to this book sale constantly surprise me. I thought I was prepared to buy a lot of books because I brought a tote bag. But there were people with empty boxes that they were filling up with books to buy. I saw numerous people with suitcases that they were filling up with books. I even saw a duo that had come prepared with scanners on their phones. I watched as they went about their way, scanning the ISBNs of books, presumably so they could find ones that could be resold.
I saw a girl arranging her books, Tetris-style, in her suitcase so she could get all of them in (spoiler alert – they did not all fit).
I’m also pretty certain I saw someone with at least 20 DVDs. I’m not entirely sure how they carried them all home.
I managed to pick up 7 books to buy this year. It was a good book haul.
***Proceeds from the big book sale go to help raise money for library programs.