My producer was scouring the local news and came upon the annual Library book sale. She suggested it would make a good item for Views of the Neighborhood. Off we went. This first photo shows the civic center entrance, and sure enough, there was a line waiting for the sale to begin.
Got to the sign and sure enough. The sale opens at 9:00 am. It is now 8:45 am.
A little closer will give you a view of the folks in line. I have to explain that most of these people are from the upper midwest. They are waiting in line. Most Texans do not wait in line for anything except barbeque. (Also, Texans in this part of the country don’t wear sneakers)
The doors opened and in we went. I know what your thinking. We did not wait in line we went to the store and then came back.
Here is an overview of the interior. You can see a lot of tables and books. There were so many it would be impossible to show you all.
Here is an example of animal books.
And a selection (among many ) of paperbacks.
The pricing system was pretty straight forward.
Each table had a particular sign giving the reader an idea of what was there. I picked one of the more interesting.
The Civic Center is an interesting place unto itself. It has a small museum at the entrance with some exhibits. Here one showing the birds in the area.
The last photo is a display of a few of the fish around the Gulf. If you look closely, you can see the idiot photographer reflected in the display glass. This will also give you a good idea what Texans wear around here.
I hope you enjoyed the view this week.