They had a lot of CDs (predominantly from various parts of Universal), and a lot of books (from all over the place), as well as things like PlayStation controllers and teddy bears.
- Pulp - We Love Life (for $10!)
- The Clouds - Thunderhead (frogworth and gths kept going on about how brilliant they were; I wasn't sure what to get of theirs, but Thunderhead was $5 and the title sounded familiar)
- Ian Brown - Music of the Spheres (songwriting with post-triphop overproduction; sort of like the last David Bridie only not quite as diverse in feel; oh, that and it's an actual Red Book CD)
- A Camp (Nina Persson of the Cardigans' solo effort. I recall hearing tracks from it on Far And Wide and thinking it sounded interesting. Though on first listen the CD hasn't really grabbed me.)
- and best-of compilations from The Beautiful South, Parliament (which is full of loops I've heard in dozens of other songs), Barry White and Burt Bacharach
I picked up a bunch of books including Justina Robson's Mappa Mundi and Pat Cadigan's Dervish is Digital (both on frogworth's recommendation), Carl Hiaasen's Sick Puppy (I heard him compared to Brookmyre, and for $3.99 am willing to try him), J.G. Ballard's Super-Cannes, a travel guide to Europe from a few years ago, and a treatise on typography (Finer Points in the spacing and arrangement of Type, by Geoffrey Dowding, written in the 1950s; $2.99)
CDs I had considered buying but left behind when it came to the crunch: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead -- Source Tags and Codes, Public Enemy -- Yo! Bumrush The Show, and that Crazy Penis album.
I think I'll manage to pay the rent this fortnight.