Georgetown, Texas: Second-Hand Prose
In the Georgetown Public Library is a Friends of the Library book sale that could almost double as an actual bookstore. The first time I went, I picked up several hard-to-find items from my list, including Michael Moorcock’s The Stealer of Souls. It’s also where I discovered Natan Sharansky’s The Case for Democracy.
The second time I went, I picked up two of the Best American Short Story collections. I’ve been reading a bunch of these this year, after picking up the Salman Rushdie one at a big warehouse sale in 2015.
This may be the best library book nook I’ve been to. If you’re on a book tour of central Texas, the second best is about ten minutes further south at the Round Rock Public Library. Besides both having great used book sale areas, both are very nice libraries.
Second-Hand Prose is on the second floor of the library; if you feel like relaxing with your purchases, there is a nice coffeeshop on the first floor, with indoor and outdoor tables.
Oct. 24, 2016
|The Best American Short Stories 2005||Katrina Kennison, Michael Chabon||$1.00||trade paperback|
|The Best American Short Stories 2009||Alice Sebold, Heidi Pitlor||$1.00||trade paperback|
May 7, 2015
|Man and the Computer||John G. Kemeny||$0.50||mass market paperback|
|Lyndon B. Johnson: The Exercise of Power||Robert D. Novak, Rowland Evans||$0.50||mass market paperback|
|The Stealer of Souls||Michael Moorcock||$0.50||trade paperback|
|Reagan: In His Own Hand||Annelise Anderson, Kiron K. Skinner, Martin Anderson||$0.50||trade paperback|
|The Case for Democracy||Natan Sharansky||$1.50||hardcover|
|Known and Unknown||Donald Rumsfeld||$1.50||hardcover|
|The First Casualty||Phillip Knightley||$1.50||hardcover|
In response to The bookstores less traveled: These aren’t the bookstores people travel across the country to visit. But if you’re already traveling across the country, you’ll want to take advantage of the opportunity to visit them.