It is that time of the year again
It is that time of the year again - on Friday I am off to the Lifeline Secondhand Book-fair. Twice a year (March and September) I have the opportunity to spend a few hours searching through 100 000's of books for those special ones to come home with me. I dust of my "granny" shopping trolley, put on my walking shoes and get very excited. There is nothing better than wandering (and touching) so many secondhand books - the variety is huge and it is all in one place, what more could I ask for!! Of all the different types of shopping, buying books must be my favourite and the one I get most excited about. I have to thank my parents for this love of books and reading. Thanks mum.
This year I am going with a friend and afterwards we are having lunch together, so it will be extra special.
However, before I go to the fair I always go through my own books to see if I have anything to donate. This way I can create a little extra space for the books I am bringing home and Lifeline benefits. I am hoping to find some more old cookbooks/home management books, art/art history, photography and the old childrens classics to add to my collection.
I will let you know what treasures I find!
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations - such is a pleasure beyond compare. ~Kenko Yoshida
PS Do you find secondhand book shopping fun?