As promised, I went to the local Hallmark shop, and found… no knowledge of the Peanuts sale. No signage. Talked to someone who appeared to be the manager, and she was unaware of such a sale. So I mentioned that it was on Hallmark’s website, and she went into her office and did the research, and came back to let me know that indeed, there is a sale. It didn’t apply to ornaments (which is fine, I’m not an ornament guy) or greeting cards (I’m only somewhat of a greeting card guy), and she tried to steer me to the Peanuts statuary section to show me all that was on sale… but I explained that I am solely a book guy. And I grabbed the book that I came there for, the 50th anniversary edition of The Great Pumpkin (priced at $10, give or take a few cents)…

…and two more books that I hadn’t even known about, ones that aren’t on the Hallmark website (yet.) At $20 apiece. So saving money ended up costing me a lot more than expected!

More on those two books over the next couple of days.