Anonymous Patron suggests we look at this story from the seattletimes
"At precisely 9 a.m. yesterday they were off, making a mad dash that signaled the opening of the annual Seattle Public Library spring book sale at Sand Point Magnuson Park.
Think REI garage sale for bookworms."
"Many bargain hunters, bookstore owners and collectors roamed through the aisles in a gaping hangar for first editions and rare books. For many, it's less book sale than sport."
"You can get stressed out with people fighting with each other all around you," said Daniel Fortine, a Seattle graphic artist who paid $5 for "The Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts," a book he estimates is worth $50."