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Hey gang! This past week I was busy volunteering for the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library at their annual Big Book Sale again. This one was their 50th Anniversary one too! So anyway, on Monday they had me working at Volunteer Check-In. On Tuesday I was the kitchen monitor. That involved me directing volunteers to where they could get their snacks, and keeping shoppers from entering the reception too early. And for the rest of the time (Wednesday through Saturday), I was working checkout. That kept me pretty busy! At one point someone called me "the Marathon Man." There were some interesting transactions. Some folks charged purchases as low as one dollar. Then one person made a haul of almost $150 worth of books, and paid cash! And one old lady made a $5 purchase, and paid in dollar coins: four Susan B. Anthonys and an Eisenhower dollar. A few interesting stories at checkout too. One older fellow was buying a book about stamps, and mentioned that he'd actually worked on it. They got in trouble with the government, because the stamps pictured inside were actual size and in full color. Anyway, we volunteers got $5 coupon cards for our work. So I managed to find some good stuff. My favorite find was a book called After Man by Dougal Dixon. It speculated about how animals might evolve in the far future. I'd found out about it when I was a kid, and it intrigued me. So when I sawthat book, I had to get it! Anyway, I 'm glad I did it again this year. I'm sure the organization took in a good deal of dough, hopefully enough to meet their goal!