I’ve got two different titles to give away this week. Thanks in advance to the publishers for providing them.
First, if you were intrigued at all by JR’s review of the two Ballard stories this morning, we’ve got a single copy of The Complete Stories of J.G. Ballard to give away to an interested reader.
To have a chance to win, tell us a) which one you’re interested in, or both if such is the case, and b) one of your favorite bookstores, new or used, to find something you didn’t expect.
I’ll start. When I was in high school, we used to skip school from time to time and go to Little Five Points in Atlanta where I’d spend an appreciable amount of time in A Cappella Books. After lunch we’d sometimes cross town to go to the two Oxford Books stores – mainly spending the day in Oxford Too – amongst the used lit. A Cappella’s still there, but Oxford’s long gone. Now, when I’m treasure hunting, I’ll go to Harvard Book Store, or New England Mobile Book Fair, or I’ll ride up I91 towards Vermont and stop at the Montague Book Mill, or any of the other half-dozen used book stores up that way – I don’t even know if they all have names. Last time up there I found a lovely hardback copy of Violence by Richard Bausch and another of Edisto by Padgett Powell.