Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Everything's a Dollar Book Daze at the Smith Ranch

OK, book people, here's your chance to claim some of the famous Smith book collection on the semi-annual "Everything's a Dollar (Except That Which Isn't)" Book Sale and Hoedown at the Smith Ranch, 8 a.m.-noon Saturday. The magic castle is at 1825 Belleville Rd. SW in Roanoke and there will be about 200 books for sale, in addition to other, varied stuff (new swim fins, a new blow-up double bed, a couple of new power tools, some kitchen stuff and whatever else I can drag out to the porch between now and 8 a.m.

Come on down and share the wealth (with me). Ain't looking to get rich, but I sure need the space these books are taking up. Some good hardback first editions here and if you're extra nice, I'll let you take a look at my private collection (and no, it's not porno and yes, they are signed--by people like U.S. Grant, Lech Walesa and Linwood Holton).



  1. Looks like a pile of my old psychology textbooks, Dan, except I think we were on DSM-III back then. I've been "lending" my old books to people with the admonition that I never want to see them again. I do, however, have an original (and only slightly chocolate-stained copy) of The History of the Roanoke City Police Department published in 1913 and bought by my great-grandfather, who lived on Maiden Lane. I'm gonna hang on to that one. My grandparents lived across the street from Linwood Holton. Small world, eh?

  2. Janeson: That police history is a treasure. Hang on with your life. Those books appreciate geometrically.