* Tiny French book of stories, from 1850ish.

* David Sedaris’ Holidays on Ice

* Illustrated Aesop’s Fables from the 1940s, still in original cover

* Mary Alice Monroe’s Sweetgrass (this is the place to go if you like local women authors)

* VHS copy of Goonies (the boyfriend’s one purchase)

I will definitely be going back this weekend with more cash. Here’s the City Pick from this past edition of City Paper.

BOOKS | Book it!

Bookshelves looking a little bare? Or maybe just boring? Spruce things up with a whole new collection ranging from glossy art books to novels to kid’s books to whatever you fancy - you’ll find it at the Big Book Sale this weekend. The Friends of the Charleston County Public Library hosts the sale of over 60,000 items whose sale benefits all 16 branches of the Charleston County Library System. If your bookshelves are already bursting, the sale also features gently used DVDs and VHS tapes, CDs, maps, sheet music, and more. The best part? Prices start at fiddy cent. The sale itself is free, and it opens to the public on Friday morning at 10 a.m. If you’re the gambling type, wait ’til Sunday when books are half-priced. -EJ Fri., Oct. 10, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sat., Oct. 11, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sun., Oct. 12, 12-3 p.m. (843) 805-6978, www.thatbigbooksale.com. Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun St., Downtown, (843) 577-7400