While visiting my daughter at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (central Massachusetts) we headed north to the little town of Montague (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montague,_Massachusetts) to an interesting destination; a funky used book store (with restaurant and bar) called the Montague Bookmill. It is situated alongside the scenic Sawmill River in a wooded setting.
There is an eclectic variety of books, lots of interesting items, and I was pleasantly surprised by the gardening section, some real goodies and at bargain basement prices! I was tempted by so many books, but was trying to watch my wallet in these lean times, so had to pass on good books on the genus Impatiens, Buddleia, some rock gardening books, and more. The best find was Malcolm McGregor's "Saxifrages, a Definitive Guide to the 2000 Species, Hybrids & Cultivars".
Maybe some of you have this excellent book already; if you don't, you really should get a copy, it is an essential addition to any rock gardener's library. There were two copies there, marked down from $50 to $20, a great buy, I now own one of those two copies :). I haven't had enough time to read through the book in detail, mostly I've been skimming and thumbing the pages, and ogling the superb quality photos... I had no idea about the full scope of this fascinating genus. During these busy days, with work required to close out the fall season, I might have to reserve this book for quality winter reading. The book is rich in information and color photos, here's a miscellaneous selection.
Have you picked up a good gardening book lately?