Unexpected CS Book Bonanza

This weekend was another book sale, this time over at our other local library. It’s a smaller library and fairly new – I wasn’t expecting much. There were only about 10 smallish tables of books, so I was quite surprised to find quite a cache of computer science books on a chair in the corner. Of course, there were the usual “Learn VB6 with a book the size of your head” and “NT admin’s pro reference” type books, but in between those, I managed to get, at a dollar each:

Quite the haul there! Including several from my CS reading list of ~14 years ago. But good CS, like maths, doesn’t really date. Talking of maths, I also picked up a couple of 1950s texts: Analytical Geometry and Calculus and Trigonometry: Plane and Spherical, both by Lloyd L Smail.

One Response to “Unexpected CS Book Bonanza”

  1. Andreas Fugl says:

    Lucky you! I’d especially like to have Tanenbaum and the Dragon Book sitting on my bookshelf. Cormen et.al is also a good find, although not quite a good introductory text it’s invaluable as a reference.

    Talking of 50s textbooks, I recently found a Schaum’s Outlines ‘First Year College Mathematics’ from ’58. Still quite handy at times.

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