Did Bukowski buy books

Sort of a side question: Did Bukowski ever buy books, or did he only borrow them at the library?
He talks quite a lot about reading, but I only remember him talking about libraries ( in e.g. the Ask the Dust foreword), never bookstores.
 
He owned a copy of Schopenhauer's "Parerga and Paralipomena", which were sent to him as a gift by a German guy named Ulrich Aigner in 1984 (which goes to show, how he came to nod so much to Schopenhauer in "You Get So Alone", 1986).
 

Johannes

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He writes about buying Camus books before going in for his hemorrhoid operation in 1966 (I believe). It's in the letters, Screaming from the Balcony I think.

So he probably did buy books occasionally. He writes much more often about not being able to read anymore though, that books simply fall from his hands etc.
 
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