One of my favorite books of all time is The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. In high school, we were assigned to read this book, and I was in love with it by page ten.
Last night, I was talking to my family at a BBQ, and the subject of favorite books came up. I casually mentioned that I would love to have a first edition copy of The Catcher in the Rye, but that it must be hundreds of dollars, so it’s obviously out of my price range.
This morning, I actually googled what a first edition would cost, and was stunned. Literally, my mouth hung open for a good 17 seconds as I browsed the different sites selling the cherished first edition.
Average price of a first edition copy of The Catcher in the Rye?
I guess I should start saving.