Yesterday, I went to one of Maine's biggest landmarks: The Big Chicken Barn in Orland. It is a huge antique and used bookstore housed in--yup, you guessed it--a big chicken barn. It was so big, I couldn't capture it in one photo.
The Big Chicken Barn boasts 21, 600 square feet of floor space, 150,000 books, and 20,000 magazines. Plus, two new indoor restrooms!
Below are some more pictures from inside the bookstore, plus the books that I picked up. All of their paperbacks are 50% off the cover price, with a minimum of $1. They had an extensive collection, with books in every genre, and they were all in terrific shape. Here's my haul:
Clifton Adams, The Badge and Harry Cole.
Benjamin Appel, Fortress in the Rice.
Agatha Christie, Mrs. McGinty's Dead.
Agatha Christie, And Then There Were None.
Agatha Christie, Hickory Dickory Death.
Agatha Christie, Crooked House.
Agatha Christie, Murder With Mirrors.
Brian Garfield, Death Sentence.
Brian Garfield (Brian Wynne), The Bravos.
Ed Gorman, Trouble Man.
Alfred Hitchcock, Death Can Be Beautiful.
Alfred Hitchcock, Once Upon a Dreadful Time.
T.V. Olsen, Ramrod Rider.
Lewis B. Patten, Top Man with a Gun.
Also, the April 12, 1948 issue of Life Magazine with Barbara Bel Geddes on the cover, which I had been searching for for a few years. That was the most expensive item: $10. Everything else was a buck.