This gorgeous Vintage Classics Jane Eyre was on my wish list for a while, so when the price lowered on Amazon, I thought I’d better seize the opportunity. (For anyone who’s interested, it’s still a pretty good deal right now!) I read Jane Eyre two or three times as a tween/teen, but that was…well, some time ago. It’s long overdue for a reread.
Stendhal’s The Red and the Black is a book I know little to nothing about, but it’s been on my radar as a French classic I should read. Found it in the local thrift store for a deal, and in really good condition. I just love Penguin Classics paperbacks.
Speaking of which, I was ready for more Jack London after The Sea-Wolf. His sailing memoir, The Cruise of the Snark, looks to be right up my alley. I found this practically new copy in a small local *bookstore, which I’ve only been to once before. I also picked up The Man Who Was Thursday, my favorite book (so far) by G. K. Chesterton.
*You might remember my previous excursions to Powell’s Books in Portland, Oregon, where I would sell books and use the discount from that to buy new (often used) books. Though I still love Powell’s, I’m super happy to have found a bookstore nearby where I can have the same experience, albeit on a smaller scale.
What are your favorite places to buy books, either in person or online? I’d love to hear about them!