- $20 in a Dean Koontz book
- Photos of dog psychologists inside books
- A past-edition of Perfume by Patrick Süskind that doesn't have a chick-lit cover
- The lone, rare copy of Cubisme to complete your Les Maitres set of French art books?
It's a cool place to start up collections, too, of things you didn't know you needed. I personally am a Penguin fangirl, and this job keeps me stocked in all kinds of great volumes. I like the old ones with the orange and white horizontal belts, but maybe you should start up a collection of the Penguin Modern Classics mass markets printed in the 60s in the UK. Observe yesterday's acquisition:
Or how about the rough and edgy illustrated Vintage mass markets designed by Edward Gorey? There are a ton and even a few imitators, this would be a great collection to start up, and would really impress both friends and professors when you host brunches in your spare Allston digs.
Any of these individual volumes will run you $2.50-4 a pop, not a bad amount to drop every once in a while, and definitely worth it to feed the thrill of the hunt!
Stop on in and see what collection awaits you!