Saturday, April 28, 2012

Pulp Fiction

A couple weeks ago I picked up some awesome pulp fictions at Found, here in Lowell, on Middle Street.

Tom, the owner, had a box full of these tawdry titles from the late fifties/early sixties, but they were all at least a little water damaged.

He would have sold me the whole box (about 20 paperbacks) for ten bucks. I was tempted, but I don't have room for many more books in the old condo, so I picked out four that I thought had a little something special.

Irwin Shaw's Two Weeks in Another Town looks especially interesting. It's about a movie crew "On location in Rome -- expatriate Americans making movies, money...and love." 

If you're in Lowell, check out Found. Great place to find vintage stuff -- everything from art to books to records to furniture to old typewriters, toys, and everything in between.