Another Book Haul

One thing that I enjoy about having free time is visiting book stores.  Tonight, Yufang and I drove to Cleveland to pick up a photo scanner from Microcenter.  With that errand done, we decided to visit the local TGI Fridays for dinner.  When we left dinner, we saw a book store across the plaza called Half-Price Books, and it’s big sign out front “We Buy Used Books” convinced us it was worth checking out.

With an hour before their closing time, I didn’t have enough time to scour the massive stacks of books in the relatively small store.  I wanted to go through the Movie and Military sections more thoroughly, but I devoted the majority of my time to the Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Literary Theory sections.  

After spending only a pittance, I walked out with five excellent purchases:  Ursula K. LeGuin’s The Wind’s Twelve Quarters (Book Club hardcover), Harlan Ellison’s Dangerous Visions edited volume (Book Club hardcover), Asimov, Warrick, and Greenberg’s War with the Robots: 28 of the Best Short Stories by the Greatest Names in 20th Century Science Fiction (this seemed appropriate after watching Terminator Salvation last night–more here), Signet Classics Three by Flanner O’Connor (Wise Blood, The Violent Bear it Away, and Everything That Rises Must Converge), and Joseph Tabbi’s Postmodern Sublime: Technology and American Writing from Mailer to Cyberpunk.

I will have to return to Half-Price Books soon, because they had a whole slew of Jane’s airplane books and other military aircraft books that were too jumbled and out of order to make a cursory examination of.  If you’re interested in used books at a great price, they are located at Golden Gate Plaza just off of I-271 at Mayfield Road to the East.

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.