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Saturday, 21 October 2017

Busy Day

It's a busy day on our street.  Three doors down is having an open house.  Two doors  down from them a family is having a new metal roof installed.  Consequently, the street is clogged with workman's vehicles and vehicles of folks attending the open house.  The side walks are busy with gawkers watching the roof going on, dog walkers, people going to and from their cars .... makes it a little dicey getting out of ones driveway.  Nevertheless, get out we did and trucked off to the Friends of the Library annual book sale (11th annual to be exact).  Over 30,000 square feet and over 100,000 books to choose from.  What a fantastic job those volunteers did of sorting books into categories, alphabetising, labelling, pricing...so easy to find what you were looking for.  There was a snack bar, an information kiosk for the library, a sale of recyclable cloth bags.  So much going on.  The warehouse floor was a sea of customers.  No problem knowing where to go.  The cement floor was taped out with instructions on how to get out, where to pay, information centres...just fantastic.  Yes, of course I bought books.  How many?  Well, never mind that.

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  1. I hope that you bought lots of books - and love them all. What categories? I am always drawn to the memoirs in those sales...

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    1. Actually they were knitting books...tomorrow all the books will be marked down to $1.00 and I will most likely be back to get some mysteries.

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  2. I used to love those sales. My shelves are full of my odd addictions. (Rocks, metals, etc ...)

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  3. A good idea to escape all the comings and goings...and what better than to escape to a book sale!!?

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  4. It sounds a lot more organised than some of our book sales which are often thousands of books all jammed onto tables within a shed or Church Hall, with little attempt to sort the books. I no longer go, it's just too hard to find anything without turning over every book on every table.
    I hope your street is quieter today.

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  5. Hope you found something great. I've been buying far too many books - but if I'm actually reading them (and I am!), then who cares?

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  6. The next Friends of the Library book sale here is Nove. 4 and I look forward to it. I always buy at least ten books, sometimes 20. Do tell how many books you purchased :)

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  7. I love those book sales and always buy a bag full...or two.

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  8. Be still, my heart! You may remember my recent purchases at our sale . . . I hope you come away as happy as I did :)

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  9. Well, it sure sounds like they had a well-planned event and you navigated it like a boss! Ready, set, READ....

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  10. I love events put on by well informed, prepared and organized committees. I raise my punch glass.

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  11. I'm glad the event went so well. Makes me miss when I used to volunteer at my library. Even better: got away from the craziness at home!

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  12. Sounds a great event.
    You can never have too many books.

    All the best Jan

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