After I saw my first James Bond movie, 1971's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER, I was hooked. Friend Terry and I were lucky enough that the old Bonds were all being re-released, usually in double or triple bills, so we were quickly able to get up to speed. Then it occurred to us that the book section of the junk shop we regularly haunted for old comic books might also have some James Bond novels! So one Saturday afternoon when we were about 13, we dug through every single one of the hundred or so stacks at the dark and musty store and managed to come up with two pretty much complete sets of 007 paperbacks, all mid-sixties vintage, for a dime each! One for Terry, one for me. Here are some of the covers we found that day.