When I have free time, I drop in on thrift stores. You never know what they're gonna have on the shelf. Every so often you score a gem and the price is always dirt-cheap.
I started riding motorcycles in 1997. The following year the famed Guggenheim Museum in New York City presented an exhibition called "The Art Of The Motorcycle." The exhibit was a big success and displayed hundreds of motorcycles from earliest to latest. The exhibition drew huge crowds, larger than the museum had ever had. Of course I went with my motorcycle buddies. I still have a t-shirt from it.
The exhibition was accompanied by a catalogue, the kind of fancy, well-written book usually published at art shows. The catalogue is 432 pages, the size of a coffee-table and heavier than a bowling ball. It contains gorgeous full-color photographs of motorcycles and recounts their history. The catalogue cost $125 at the show.
Yesterday, in a thrift store, I saw that very same catalogue in perfect condition. I grabbed it and was shocked to see the price -- five bucks. Five bucks! It'll be a permanent addition to my new office.