I recently had the chance to catch up with Bargain Betty over a cup of tea. As you may or may not know, Bargain Betty is a secondhand mentor and hero of mine, practically raising me in the art. And goodness, did she have story to tell! A friend who works at a local library had tipped her off that the library was about to throw thousands of books into the dumpster. BB has a great love in her heart for old books, and was able to organize a rescue. She called up a few friends who would be interested, including the owners of a fantastic used bookstore by the name of Pete and Freddy's Pages Aplenty. The books were stored in the library's dark basement, and the rescue party had to sort through the books with the help of flashlights after the sun went down. Together, they were able to save over forty boxes of books! I have a soft spot in my heart for library bound editions, and took a few snapshots of some of my favorites, as well as BB in the process of cleaning and treating the books.