Powell’s Books: The Haul

Haul videos and blog posts are amazing.  I have lost hours of my life watching juicystar07 with a kind of anthropological fascination.

I recently undertook my very first quest to Portland’s Powell’s Books.  As many of you probably already know, it deserves a massive Zoo-Wee Mama! for being so big and so awesome.

So, in the spirit of narcissism, capitalism, and juicystar07, I present to you my Powell’s purchases.

First, for only $3.00, a pristine copy of some paper dolls donning 1950s fashions.  This is still in print, thank heavens.

Next, Arnold Lobel’s Martha the Movie Mouse. The fact that this is out of print proves that there is much evil in this world.  For $2.95, it cost less than an Us Weekly, and there is no trace of Heidi Montag’s giant melons anywhere on this baby.

I think that James Marshall’s easy readers put Seuss to shame and thankfully these are still in print.  But for $1.50 and $2.50, I couldn’t resist!  Multiple copies of the same book may constitute hoarding, but I like to think of it as adding to my Marshall collection.

Three Up A Tree is the third member of this Trinity of Wonderfulness that chronicles the misadventures of Lolly, Sam, and Spider.

Okay, so I now have multiple copies of this too, but what a spiffy hardcover version this was – and for $2.95!

I never get over what a complete meanie Thelma is in this book. "No backsies?" HARSH.

I am now starting to realize I have a bit of a problem collecting different versions of my favourites, but how could one resist this itsy bitsy, hair-covered Little Fur Family!? Someone with no soul, that’s who.  And my soul is big, fat and fur-covered.  Now I just need to get me one of the original editions made with real rabbit fur.  Sorry, PETA.

And, now, the grand finale.  You saw Little Bear in my first post, but you didn’t see the absolutely darling Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure, didja?

New York Review Books has re-printed all of Esther Averill’s Jenny Linsky stories, but nothing beats the original.  So, so, so beautiful.  Little known fact: if I got a tattoo, it would be of Jenny Linsky.  Little Bear set me back $45.00 and Jenny set me back $28.00, but I am confident that my great grand-children may make a few dollars if they choose to re-sell these books (note: must make clause in will to be buried with these to prevent such a travesty).

So, there you have it.  My children’s book haul.

(For those of you interested in a more traditional haul report, I also got a lovely Free People jacket for 60% off and a darling Michael Kors cardigan for 70% off at Nordstrom Rack)


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