If you've got some money burning a hole in your pocket (or if, in my case, you wish you did), this is a good week to stop by Boston's venerable Brattle Book Shop, since their third-floor (i.e. rarer) stock is 50% off through Friday (when the Boston Book Fair starts at 5 p.m. - and yes, the excitement is already mounting). I visited this morning and found a few goodies, including a 1766 Charles Bathurst printing of Jonathan Swift's Tale of a Tub and Battle of the Books, as well as a very nice 1808 four-volume edition of The Works of Laurence Sterne. My other acquisitions were A.S.W. Rosenbach's bibliomystery collection The Unpublishable Memoirs and G.H. Powell's Excursions in Libraria.
They're my reward for finishing the thesis draft. Yeah, that's it.