Don't you just love going from book shop to book shop trying to find a treasure (or at least something interesting)?
Well, I love to do that. In fact, when I have time I prefer don't get any help from the salesclerk, and just get myself lost in the old stores, searching for something special. And if I found it that way, that means I have to buy it.
Today I went to our capital (I have to travel 1 hour to get there) to re-validate my student card used for transportation, and I decided to go to San Diego street, which is full of bookshops.
I visited one that had some discounts. I found an old "Rin Tin Tin" book, but I preferred not to buy it. Like half an hour later, I went to the next shop, they had the same discounts, but the used books were all uninteresting. When I was leaving, I read something like "Harrison Ford" in a book from a shelf that was near the floor. I squatted and started reading the titles. Shirley Maclaine, My Lucky Stars (I have that one), one about James Dean, another about Rodolfo Valentino (I just found out that he had a Chilean lover, Blanca Errázuriz), Katharine Hepburn...and one about Grace by James Spada. I had heard of that one, so I decided to buy it. It wasn't veeeeery cheap, but it was in good conditions.
Then, I entered to an old vinyl store. It was great. I saw the soundtracks of "My fair lady", "Les parapluies de Cherbourg", "West Side Story" and...(damn, I so have Doris' memory right now). Well, of course I didn't buy anything there, because first, I don't have a turntable, and second, I didn't have enough money.
It was kind of late, and I had to be back at home for lunch, so I decided to enter to the last used books store. And this time I asked to the salesclerk 'do you have something about classic stars or cinema?'. And he said yeah. He started looking for them in his small store, and passed me the bio of Marlon, Marylin, Greta (the only problem with this one is that it was in German), Samuel Goldwyn, and one called La gente hablará (People will talk by John Kobal) which included interviews with Gloria Swanson, Ingrid Bergman, Howard Hawks, Mae West and some more. I noticed I didn't have much money left (LOL) so I just decided to buy the later. The man noticed my money issues, and gave me the book for half of price. I promised I'd go back to buy the one about Goldywn. He said he will save it for me.
Oh, one more thing. Near the exit of the subway station they had installed a huge and beautiful carousel; it was so lovely and unexpected I wished I had my sketchbook and watercolor set with me.