Book browsing is a lot like going to a rummage sale, or digging in an old trash site.
The antique vase or whimsical candlesticks you find at your neighborhood church sale are only half the fun. The real fun comes from the thrill of the find, of searching through worthless junk to find the hidden treasure that can be your next family heirloom, or a high ticket item on Ebay. But unless you’re an expert in vintage finery, then you’ll either use the hit or miss method– which will probably give you more misses than hits– or you’ll have to consult experts on your finds before you buy them and take them home. These people are your guides on the treasure hunt. It’s their job to help you navigate through dangers and distractions (i.e. scam artists and knockoffs) to find the real treasure.