Did I really need more books? My TBR–to be read–Pile is teetering, verging on dangerous. I’m one kitty jump away from being clobbered by a cascade of books in my sleep. But that did not stop me from getting more fabulous books at the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library’s 53rd Annual Book Sale.

The member preview was tonight at the Festival Pavillion at Fort Mason Center. Each year we attend we say we are only going to get a few books, maybe a bag’s worth. And each year we fail. Yes, that is a shopping cart in the middle photo. At some point we just cave and get the cart and never look back.

I found some favorites in the SFF hardcovers. Marge Piercy’s He, She and It. C.S. Friedman’s Crown of Shadows (the third in The Coldfire Trilogy), and Kate Elliott’s Crown of Stars (the seventh and last book in the Crown of Stars series). (Pictured on the right.)

I also got a Walter Mosley Easy Rallins Mystery and Michael Nava’s first Henry Rios Mystery, The Little Death. They just popped out of all the possible books on the mystery table and I had been wanting to read both for research for another project. Serendipity!

So the TBR pile grows, burgeoning across the dining room table for the moment. Did I need more books? Why yes. Yes. I. Did. Plus my purchase dollars help fund San Francisco Public Library, and Libraries Deliver Democracy! For more information on future and ongoing sales go to friendssfpl.org.