The decorating section had already been cleaned out and all of the 1970's issues of Good Housekeeping had been taken. But I walked over, and there, in all of its silver-edged glory, was a 1939 first edition of Dorothy Draper's Decorating is Fun. I had found a copy a little over a year ago, but this edition is different. It is on heavier paper and has a silver-edged spine. Unfortunately, neither copy has the original dust jacket.
I know you're all just terrifically jealous of my good luck at Book Thing, so I am going to give one of you my original 1939 first edition copy of Decorating is Fun. If you're interested in winning this book, just post a comment and on Friday, Connor the wonder dog will tap out the winning comment number with his tail.
I did also find some other interesting books including Meubles & Ensembles (Pieces of Furniture & Units) Style 1900, filled with loads of photographs of Art Nouveau-style furniture. It was published in 1968 by Éditions, Charles Massin, and is all in French.
Don't forget to enter your name to win the Decorating is Fun book!