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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Treasure From a Second-Hand Shop

I love small towns, which may be one reason my McCabe-Cody mystery series is set in one. It's always easy in such places to find enough book stores, antique stores, and second-hand shops to while away many pleasant hours.

And occasionally, one finds a treasure. Especially on the book shelves.

There's nothing particularly valuable about the volume above, which I bought Saturday in a shop in Millersburg, Ohio, with a very nice book section. It's an inexpensive Book-of-the-Month Club edition of the first Sherlock Holmes novel from 1994. But it is one of a set of nine, and I knew that I had eight of them. Was I missing this book or The Sign of Four? I couldn't remember, so I risked $4.00 and bought it.

And now that set stands complete on my bookshelves.

1 comment:

  1. I remember a like experience on a trip to Maine. Came back with several Doyle books and a couple great sets. All of which I have not seen since.
    One was in a large barn turned book store.