Monthly Archives: June 2011

At the Auction (Part 3)

[Read parts 1 and 2] With our absentee bidding already taken care of, we drove from Alexandria, Virginia to the northern Baltimore suburbs on a lovely Friday afternoon, June 3.  We checked in to the local Comfort Inn, then headed … Continue reading

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At the Auction (Part 2)

[Read Part I first.] We occasionally do an online search for auctions within driving distance of Alexandria, VA that include books for sale. One recent search by Book Bank’s former owner (who we will include in our editorial “we”) uncovered … Continue reading

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At the Auction (Part 1)

[First of three parts.] For years Book Bank has purchased books through a local book auction. Due to the limited size of our book-buying budget, and our modest ambitions, we’ve limited ourselves to bidding on so-called “shelf lots”. These are … Continue reading

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