I may have been a little hasty in writing off charity shops the other day. My partner had this afternoon off work and asked me to pop around to a local charity shop with her – and I found an apparently unread copy of Joseph Moncure March’s “The Wild Party” for 50p! The 1994 edition with the Art Spiegelman drawings!
Question is – is this a one off, or am I about to become a compulsive charity shop trawler again? The last time I found something wonderful was the “Clackers” album back in ’04, and even then I didn’t buy it, just took a shot of it in the shop.
Perhaps the ebay mudlarks have tired of scuttling round the charity shops and car boot sales, grabbing any old rubbish, chucking it on ebay (“it’s dead easy! And like free money!!”) and finding no-one wants most of it anyway.