For those of you in the Salt Lake area- I highly recommend Sam Weller's Books. It has a slight taste of Powells books (which I'm also obsessed with. It's fine.) with a Utah twist (where else would you find LDS Conference reports from the 1940's. Really.) and I love it.
So... what makes this store so great?
The giant room that says "All blue tagged books $1". That was the end. I found this awesome book called "The Book of Lists" (refer to the title of this post). Don't worry, Rick and I read it for a while (maybe I kind of made him read it with me- but it's fine.) then because it was blue-tagged and I just happened to have exactly $1.07, I bought it.
You don't think I would leave you hanging and not give you a little taste?
So, for your enjoyment, a sampling from "The Book of Lists":
The Ten Most Landed-upon Monopoly Spaces:
- Illinois Avenue
- B. & O. Railroad
- Free Parking
- Tennesee Avenue
- New York Avenue
- Reading Railroad
- St. James Place
- Water Works
- Pennsylvania Railroad
Abigail Van Buren's Readers' 7 Most Unusual Problems
- "I'm a bus driver and want some information on how to become a shepherd."
- "I want to have a child but don't even have a boyfriend. Can you line me up with somebody?"
- "I hear there is life after death. If that is true, can you put me in touch with Uncle LeRoy Albert from Victoria, Tex.?"
- "Will you please send me all the information you have on the rythm method? I'm learning how to dance."
- "I'm a 50-year-old widow and my doctor says I need a husband or the equivilant. Would it be alright if I borrowed my sister's husband? It's all right with them."
- "My husband burns the hair out of his nose with a lighted match. And he thinks I'm crazy because I voted for Goldwater."
- "I can't trust my husband. He cheats so much I'm not even sure if my last baby is HIS."
Awesome, right? I think so.