Posted by: Sally Ingraham | November 19, 2009

Penguin 60s

I haven’t forgotten that I promised to tell you more about my purchases at Bell, Book & Candle, the used bookstore that I visited while in McDonough, GA! It was a large shop with a wide variety of books. I headed straight for the “Classics” section, and after the briefest of scans I noticed these:

Penguin 60's

Maddy Likes Books Too!Could you have passed these up? They’re part of a series that was published “on the occasion of Penguin’s 60th anniversary“. Aside from the Washington Irving stories, I’ve never read any of these, although the authors are all ones that are on my list. I figure the tiny books will be excellent additions to my reading stack for the Readathon on December 5th.

While these were easily packable, I scooted my butt out of the store before I was tempted by anything else! Later my friend caught me playing with them (I was taking pictures for my blog!!) and she laughed, but her daughter was impressed and had fun playing with them too. 🙂

In other news, I’ve updated my Woolf in Winter post to include a tentative list of the people (gleaned from Frances and Claire and Emily’s posts as well as mine) who have expressed interest in joining us for Mrs. Dalloway specifically, or for all four books. The list is long, and there are quite a few new blogs for me to explore – and it’s not even everyone who wants to be involved! Very exciting.


  1. Nice pick-ups, Sarah! After my own latest buying binge the last week or two, I think I may be finally ready to start reading only either books I already have in the house or library books for a while. I would never turn down a visit to a good out of state bookstore, though, and once you’re in the store, you have to buy. It’s a rule! Enjoy your reading!

  2. Thanks Richard. It’s true, out of state bookstores don’t count when you’re on a buying restriction! It’s the bookstore down the street from me that is the problem…!

  3. What’s that D.H. Lawrence book? I’ve never heard of it.

  4. EL Fay – Love Among the Haystacks, a “powerful story of sibling rivalry and the destructive passion of sexual envy”. Sounds, erm…lovely? I don’t know much about D. H. Lawrence beyond the fact that he’s the author of Lady Chatterley’s Lover. This will be an easy 4″x5″ 60 page introduction!

  5. Lovely copies. I have one of these one by Wharton…didn’t realise they were so rare. I love vintage penguins!

  6. Mrs. B – I didn’t realize they were rare either, but there is pretty limited info about them online and I haven’t been able to find out much. Makes them a more exciting find! 🙂

  7. The Penguin books are wonderful! I have only read a couple of them and will have to look for them next time I’m in the city. Very nice purchases.

  8. Good post, good looking weblog, added it to my favs.

  9. Amy – It’s hard to resist something so cute and pretty – but I have high hopes for the stories inside as well. 🙂

    Piervarie – Thanks for stopping by!

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