Saturday, November 03, 2012
Hunting For "Hurricane Gold"
I spent an hour travelling between stores today on the hunt for the last Kev Walker Young Bond "Hurricane Gold" that I'm missing. Today I was in Melbourne's South East suburbs. I first visited Dymocks at Southland Shopping Centre. No luck there though, they only had the previous Charlie Higson Young Bond covers.
Then I travelled to Brighton where two stores exist almost directly opposite each other on the main street. Top Titles Books is a great independent store with a huge collection of new books including hundreds of children's, all well organised within a relatively small floor space. Back in 2009 I ordered the two Vintage "Devil May Care" novels from the US through this store and they arrived in perfect condition. Unfortunately no luck today though.
Then I walked across the road to Thesaurus Books, another independent store, containing heaps of new books too. This is a really long shop, well lit and always stocking the latest books. Again no luck today.