One of my pleasures is attending Portland's semi-annual Friends of Multinomah County Book Sale. Having a sister working in Portland's library system allows me to never miss notification of an upcoming sale date. The sale also gives us an excuse to make the six hour drive to Portland for the weekend. A weekend of good company, good food, and good book browsing; time well spent! Of course, no trip to Portland is complete without stops at the two Powell's Bookstores. A visit to Powell's is an unforgettable stop for the book lover.
The fall book sale was held in October but only now am I getting around to looking through the stack of books and cataloging my finds. The Portland book sale is quite an experience. Rumor has it that it is the largest book sale in the State of Oregon. Vast tables of books take over a huge room and long lines of book lovers stand in queue for the doors finally open to the public.
When the doors open, I head immediately to the military history and history sections. Above is the stack of loot pillaged from from the sale. A number of interesting finds, for sure. A few Ospreys were snatched up as seen from the top of the pile. Included are several titles to fuel my burgeoning interest in Ancient Egypt.
Anything in the pile look particularly interesting?
Oh, that copy of Goldsworthy's, The Punic Wars is a duplicate. Drop me a note if anyone is interested in it.