How did I previously miss the "Dover Thrift Editions"? I had been looking to pick up a copy of Bulfinch's Mythology for Daughter #1 and I saw this on Amazon for a whopping $3.50 cover price! I figured, "What the heck?" and plugged in "Dover Thrift Editions" into the search bar ... over five hundred results came up (admittedly, not all in print). I just got eleven books for $26.95 (off of my gift certificate balance, even) delivered ... heck, part of the order (dunno how exactly) qualified for some "buy 3 get the 4th free" deal, which knocked $3 off the total, which was (in this case) like getting the Aeneid for free! I was amazed that these were "full price" as several (oh, Tao Te Ching, Beowulf, The Ballad of Reading Gaol and Other Poems, etc.) were only $1.50 ... such a deal!
About half this order ended up for Daughter #1 (who, going into 6th grade, should start thinking about reading stuff like Homer's Odyssey, etc.) with the rest for me (some Thoreau, some Nietzsche, Thomas Paine, Oscar Wilde, bits and pieces I'd "not gotten to" over the years).
I'm just in happy spots to be able to pick up 11 new books for an average cost (delivered!) of under $2.50 each ... see, contrary to popular belief, I am easily amused.