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[BHE 482] Book Hunting at Half Price Books (Concord) and Green Apple (San Francisco)

Book hunting - the masked edition.

Myra here.

It has been a long while since I have done any book hunting expedition owing to the pandemic. Thus, when my family and I brought our teenage daughter to the United States to move her into her new university, I made sure to use the time to do some book hunting on the side.

Half Price Books (Concord)

Five out of these six books I got from Half Price Books at Concord. The last one (without the tag) I got from Walmart!

(1) The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah (Amazon | Book Depository)

(2) Faith Fox by Jane Gardam (Amazon | Book Depository)

(3) Heartstopper Volume 2 by Alice Oseman (Amazon | Book Depository)

(4) Heartstopper Volume 3 by Alice Oseman (Amazon | Book Depository)

(5) Behold The Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue (Amazon | Book Depository)

(6) The Institute by Stephen King (Amazon | Book Depository)

Green Apple Book Hunting

It is not humanly possible for me to visit the Bay Area without making my usual Green Apple pilgrimage in San Francisco. I am just so thrilled to see it thriving and standing in the usual area, despite the pandemic. There is nothing like having a book find you from the shelves. You didn’t even know you wanted them until you saw their covers waving at you, begging to be taken home.

(7) McGlue by Ottessa Moshfegh (Amazon | Book Depository)

(8) The Street Kids by Pier Paolo Pasolini (Amazon | Book Depository)

(9) Evening In Paradise by Lucia Berlin (Amazon | Book Depository)

(10) Welcome Home by Lucia Berlin (Amazon | Book Depository)

(11) The Hunger by Alma Katsu (Amazon | Book Depository)

(12) Hey, Kiddo by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Amazon | Book Depository)

(13) Dear Evan Hansen by Val Emmich with Steven Levenson and Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Amazon | Book Depository)

(14) Internment by Samira Ahmed (Amazon | Book Depository)

(15) Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Amazon | Book Depository)

Amazon Book Deals

Naturally, I also bought a few titles from Amazon.

(16) The Autobiography Of Alice B. Toklas by Gertrude Stein and illustrations by Maira Kalman (Amazon | Book Depository)

(17) Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde (Amazon | Book Depository)

(18) How To Carry Water by Lucille Clifton (Amazon | Book Depository)


How about you? When was the last time you did some actual physical book hunting?

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