Friday, June 12, 2015

Arizona Paperback Exchange Haul


     My stepfather was visiting from Arizona when my mom started posting pictures on Facebook of the local paperback exchange in her area closing it's doors after many, many years. When we talked on the phone, she made a remark that everything that you could fit in a bag was a dollar. She said when Brian went back to Arizona they would go and buy out most everything they knew I would like and send it on over.

    I saw some telling pictures on Facebook:

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    I was getting pretty excited at this point. What could they possibly find way out in the desert? Well I got the mail this morning, and I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. I did not take pictures of all the books, or individual books, or we would be here all day. Feast your eyes:

 An ace double! I collect these. Super rare now.

 Star Trek books.. so what, I have a sickness.

 I opened the THX 1138 paperback to the advertisement...

 And found the book it was selling in the box.

Amazing cover art.

 Most of the paperbacks

Hardbacks. Those DAW compilation books have the sheets promoting them sent to suppliers inside.

    Just relaxing with a cold Sam Adams Lager, enjoying the scenery.

 Mom, you did good. As a reward, here is the box you sent the books in, trapping my cats. They also enjoyed the plastic bags some of the books were wrapped in.


  1. Almost felt like I was stealing while picking up these books at the now defunct store. Such a shame it went out of business but then if it hadn't, you wouldn't be enjoying these!

    So glad you're enjoying them!

    Love ya!

  2. Used "enjoying" too many times! LOL Which is probably why I'm not a blogger. :>