in Orange was closed when I was in the neighborhood Sunday, but no worries; I bought some books from them in the dealers' room at Bouchercon
in Long Beach last week.
A trip to the nearby Bookman
yielded two novels by Joe Gores and three Executioner novels. The latter fit a trend I've noticed in secondhand bookshops here to take vintage paperback originals in general and men's adventure in particular more seriously than do bookshops on the uncivilized East Coast.
Here's the men's adventure section at The Bookman:
Here's my photographic version of an, er, iconic American painting, as shot by me at Knott's Berry Farm:
And here's what Orange County looks like after a hard day's driving, eating, and book shopping:
© Peter Rozovsky 2014
Labels: Book Carnival, bookstores, California, independent bookstores, The Bookman, what I did on my vacation