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Subject: A Redwall Treasure Found at a Thrift Store
Date Posted: 9/13/2007 12:30 AM ET
Member Since: 7/9/2007
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Today I was at one of the local thrift stores in search of books to add to my personal collection, as well as some to post here on PBS. After some time I came across a 10th Anniversary edition of Redwall by Brian Jacques. I decided to purchase this book for two reasons: 1. One of my best friends loves this series (even though he's in his early 20s) and 2. I enjoyed the book myself and seeing as how it's a popular series I thought it would be a welcome addition to my shelves. After arriving home, I posted books on this site and then started to put my own books away. I picked up Redwall, absently flipped through some pages, and noticed writing on the title page. There was a message presumably to a child from a parent (which you see often in books purchased at yard sales and thrift stores) but right below the title was a signature in blue ink. The signature of Brian Jacques. I bought a book signed by him for $1. I could not believe it and still can't!

I just had to share this story with other book lovers. : )

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 1:33 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2007
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Lucky You!

Date Posted: 9/13/2007 4:31 PM ET
Member Since: 5/21/2007
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Okay, I read your post last night and I'm like "Nothing cool like that ever happens to me." Then today,. I make my weekly trip to the UBS (yes, weekly. lol) and I found two books by Heather Estay. I read the back covers and saw that they sounded good so I got them. I went to pay and I looked on the inside (where they stamp their prices) and one of the books on the inside says "Enjoy! Heather Estay" I thought it was awesome. Nothing like that ever happens to me. Just though I would share! :)

Date Posted: 9/14/2007 4:06 PM ET
Member Since: 7/12/2007
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woahh. dang you are a lucky kid. : ]

 

Date Posted: 9/26/2007 1:01 PM ET
Member Since: 1/21/2007
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Oh man!  I am so jealous!

Date Posted: 10/25/2007 3:40 PM ET
Member Since: 6/29/2007
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I've had this phenomenon happen several times. It really pays to take a few moments to open up the front covers of the books in the Thrift Stores!

:)

Date Posted: 10/25/2007 5:16 PM ET
Member Since: 4/3/2007
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That is so cool!  Now I want to go to Goodwill (where I buy most of my books that I don't get here) and check inside the covers!

Thanks for sharing!

Cindy