Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Books I got this time @ the Strand


A whole bunch of them!


First edition Scott O'Dell, The Hawk that Dare Not Hunt by Day
Molly's book, A Homemade Life


Posthumous L'Engle, The Joys of Love, in two dollar bin!
Stories on Knitting/by knitters, also 2.00...


The Poky Little Puppy is for my goddaugther
First edition L'Engle, Two-Part Invention with dust jacket.


The find of the hour: a little known Elizabeth Goudge: the Valley of Song


I am slowly collecting the coloured edition of the Little House on the Prairie Series.


Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle's Magic,  Surprise Stories and,
for a friend, A Mother's Rule of Life. 
Also got a book by Luci Shaw that I am going to read
and pass on to a friend.

11 comments:

Paula said...

ooooh books!!! Love books, don't get much time for them any more. Box from Amazon arrived yesterday, but they were all for school next year :(

E Helena E said...

What treasures!

October Rose said...

What a happy sight! :)

Anna said...

Ooo what a lovely lot of books! No wonder you needed the red trolley :) I had to look up the Strand - it looks amazing! A place for many happy browses.

Emily H. said...

How nice! I love books with vintage bindings!

karen said...

most excellent book adoption!

Heather LeFebvre said...

Have put the Strand on my list for NYC :)

Amy said...

Sophia started reading Mrs. Piggle Wiggle last week:). I didn't know there was another one! I would like to read some more L'Engle-have you read this one yet? I haven't read "The Valley of Song ". Somehow I missed it when I went on my Goudge binge:).

elizabeth said...

Amy, I have not finished that L'Engle yet! the valley of the song is not as well known; I still need to read it! :)

slenderthreadknits.com said...

The Pokey Little Puppy was one of my favorite books when I was very young! I recently found a copy at Goodwill. Hope your goddaughter loves it as much as I did. :)

Come Away With Me said...

Hi Elizabeth! I was googling images for The Valley of Song and your post came up; I must have missed it when you posted - wasn't blogging in March. But I have to say you are so right about that being the find of the day!! It is the one book of hers I've been wanting for the longest time (I've got most of them already) but always way too expensive! I finally found a copy on line two weeks ago whose price, while expensive, I could justify paying and it arrived yesterday. I'm so excited to have it - it's the same edition as yours, with the little golden ship on the front cover. Hoping to savor it and make it last. I hope you enjoy your copy. You truly got a wonderful bargain there. In her autobiography, Elizabeth Goudge says this story is one of her personal favorites. And it is not easy to find.