It was a NYRSF work weekend, and Judith Klein-Dial, a book seller, was here to help out with the magazine. She was telling me about an unpublished essay she wrote which is somewhere on her hard drive about how to get more money for used books you wish to sell to a book store. Her suggestions included such things as bringing your books in a clean box (as opposed to garbage bags, for example) and removing any live or dead animals before presenting the books for inspection. Apparently such things often don't occur to people looking to cash in their old books.
I took the kids to the church picnic today, which was fun. The most memorable moment was when the cotton candy machine malfunctioned, releasing whisps and streamers of cotton candy into the air.