Last week during a trip to the Goodwill I found these two vintage books. Mostly I got them just because I loved how they looked (yes, I judged it by it's cover) but then I realized that these books were little gems.
This book is called "Guerrilla Wife" published in the 1940's. It's a story about World War II, and it has this great picture on the inside of both covers, but the inside of the front cover has a sticker of vintage fighter planes that reads The Don McCarthys.
The second book, the one with the pretty green cover, is called "Mirror Mirror on the Wall" and it's a how-to-be-beautiful instructional book from 1961. I love that this used to be a library book, with all the stamps on the inside cover. I've only flipped through it, but I must go back and read it more thoroughly-- There might be some 1960's gems of wisdom to discover.
I'm such a sucker for old, used books. I feel like they have a story about them well beyond what's printed on their pages. It gives them a sort of personality and mystery of where they've been or who they've belonged to. I especially love books that have been written in, little notes in the margins or an inscription if it was given as a gift. I guess that's why I end up finding myself in the book section of the goodwill longer than I spend in the clothing section. And why I have a stack of books up to my eyeballs that I need to read, yet still buy more. Oh the woes of being a nerd.
Have you ever found an interesting book on one of your thrifting adventures?