Copperfield’s Turns 30

The local independent booksellers, Copperfield’s, turned 30 last weekend.  On Saturday all of their stores had 30% off all day, and at noon they had cake. 

Copperfield’s is not my favorite independent bookseller—that would be the Four-Eyed Frog, followed closely by Treehorn’s in Santa Rosa.  Still, they have a special place in my heart because they started in my home town. 

Plus 30% off.  And, cake. 

I got 4 books for $27.00.  Here’s what I got: 

The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam, by Chris Evans.  This was on the $5.99 table, and I got 30% off of that. This is the first in a series, a modern “It Takes a Thief” style mystery with a writer-cum-burglar narrator.  Great descriptions of Amsterdam! 

Real World, by Natsuo Kiruno.  I have been intrigued by this writer for the past two years or so, picking up her books and putting them back. No reason to put back a $5.99 hardcover when you’re going to pay even less than that at the register. 

The Secret Life of the Mongol Queens, by Jack Weatherford. Non-fiction that sounds like a thriller. 

Among Thieves, by Douglas Hulick. Looking forward to this fantasy novel.

I saved $8.98.


 I stopped by the cake.  The pieces were square, about three inches across.  I cut one in half and scooped the half onto one of the plates.  The woman standing next to me said, “Oh, half a piece.  That’s good!”  She reached for a fork. 

I said, “Yes, so healthy.”  We looked at each other and brayed laughter.

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