Half-Price bookstore. I usually go about once a month or so, but have not done so in quite awhile.
I have been able to find some real gems in the past such as Richard Hays' landmark study Echoes of Scripture in the Letter's of Paul ($6.98) and WBC volumes (6) to be precise all beginning at the ridiculously low price of $6.98 up to $19.98.
So anyway, back to the story.... I stopped in tonight to find the late great Raymond E. Brown's classic study The Birth of the Messiah: New Updated Edition (hardcover)for $14.98! It is not used at all- I think it must be one of those overstock deals, but anyways, I'll take it!
I bought Brown's Death of the Messiah back in about 1998, when I first felt a calling into biblical scholarship--in fact, I believe it was one of the first five books I purchased in my pursuit. I had longed for awhile to pick this classic up and now at long last, I have it!
This brings a question to mind. What book deal stories do you have? What are some of the places in which you have found great book deals?