While I was there, I also nabbed a "like new" copy of Thief of Happy Endings for $5 (omg wtf, this was literally only released 7 months ago!), so good day all around. (I would put money on this book being released in paperback with a different / more attractive cover that includes a horse, but to quote whiny Homer Simpson, "I want it nooooooow!")
[edit: sonofabitch, i got an ARC. I DON'T WANT YOUR GARBAGE UNCORRECTED PROOF, I WANT A REAL BOOK. But I can't dispute it because I can't say for SURE that I double checked to make sure it said the format was hardcover rather than paperback. I think that I would have noticed if it had said paperback, but in my excitement and determination to make sure I didn't lose the dog bok -- IDK why I think there would suddenly be competition, but I was nervous -- I am not sure how much attention I was paying.]
And then it was $2 for shipping or $4 for another book so I think you can guess which option I chose, justifying to myself that if I saw this same book at Half Price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it for $2, so I'd end up spending $4 out of pocket either way, but this way I could have the book now. So after a hasty perusal of my $4 options cross-referenced with my wishlist, I ended up going with Songs for a Teenage Nomad, which in retrospect was probably not the max value for my buck -- as a YA paperback, there is still a reasonable chance I could find it for $1 with or without tax, even if it has been 6 years without running across it in the wild -- but that's also a book I've wanted real bad since I read it and wish multiple times per year that I could flip through, so I have chosen to regret nothing.
P.S. Please remind me that I need to go to back to Arc's Value Village on Monday, when media is half price, and pick up a Thoroughbred book.