picked up four books the other day at yorba linda’s best used bookstore, Friends of the Yorba Linda Public Library. great paperbacks for 50 cents each:

Demian by Hermann Hesse

Walden by Thoreau

The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac

Nausea by Jean-Paul Sartre
if you are a fan of thumbing through used books and records, you will no doubt have run across books and records that used to be gifts. they’ll have a little message inside the inner cover; “to so and so, i thought that you might like this book. with love, so and so.” i like to read these and wonder what happened to these people and wonder how it ended up filed discreetly between other books.