A quick update: after discovering a nice little used bookshop in DUMBO today, I managed to pick up some classic texts to add to the collection, all for about $6-7 each!
“Treatise of Human Nature” by David Hume
“The Elementary Forms of the Religious Life” by Emile Durkheim
“Politics and the Novel” by Irving Howe
“The Savage Mind” by Claude Levi-Strauss
“The Wretched of the Earth” by Frantz Fanon
I’ll be sure to make my way back there again.