Okay, a few weeks ago I posted about the NOBS Antiquarian Book Fair. Even though I was in the early stages of the Zombie Death Flu, there was no way I was going to miss that show! My cousin, Ann, and I always have a great time — it is so much fun to walk through all the booths, take the time to look at all the great old books, turn the pages and look and laugh. Of course, some of the books aren’t so old — there are plenty of recent titles, places that specialize in autographed books, first editions, etc. Those are some of the most interesting and the most hilarious. Would you pay $1,400 for a copy of Desperation autographed by Stephen King? Me neither. And thank heavens I have never felt the pull of first editions. I think it’s mainly because I want to read my books, not treat them as investments.
Well, Ann and I (joined by her mother, my Aunt Nancy) cleaned up on cookbooks this year! I always want to look at old cookbooks and etiquette books, and who could resist the Slovak Catholic School Cookbook? Not us, that’s for sure. Here’s what I walked away with:
- Rock & Roll Diner: Cookbook with Music CD
- Susanna Foo Chinese Cuisine: The Fabulous Flavors and Innovative Recipes of North America’s Finest Chinese Cook
- El Paso Chile Company’s Texas Border Cookbook
- The New York Times Cookbook
- The Best of Beautiful Cookbooks: France, Italy & Mexico [Gift Boxed Set]
Score! These are some fabulous cookbooks and I love that most of the dealers had great prices and friendly people. And since I couldn’t get away without adding at least one more book to my insurmountable TBR list, I also picked up World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War. I mean, everyone wants to know what happened during the Zombie War!