Thursday, 3 April 2008

Book Sale

It's Book Sale weekend.
Every April the Library does some house cleaning, and holds a giant sale of library discards and book donations from the community.

It goes on for five days, and this year more books than ever have been donated.

Thousands of books are sorted by volunteers and stacked in one of the meeting rooms at the Leisure Centre. Last year, the sale raised $12,000. Proceeds go to purchasing more books, to enhance programming, and to support the summer reading program.

There's no way I could possibly walk away from a giant book sale empty-handed, so here's my haul.
Bill Bryson paperback... he's so funny. I enjoy everything he writes.
The Best of Pantry... recipes from the magazine Harrowsmith Country Life... familiar to Canadians.
Quick Cooking for Two... well, there's only two of us here most of the time.
Sweetie Pie... luckily Richard Simmons kept syrupy pictures of himself to a minimum in this book, most of the pics are of sumptuous mouth-watering desserts that I'll have to try.
And a little history book about Lynmouth... very near my home town in Devon, UK.
The Space Cadet bought a book too.... a little light bedtime reading... The History of Mathematics.

16 comments:

Ash said...

Books....I so love books :-)

I've been given the Excellent Blog award and I'm very happy and honored to pass it on to you!

tut-tut said...

Frankly, I have to stay away from book sales of all kinds; I'm awash.

Excellent Blog award! How nice!

Xtreme English said...

Hearing me complain about the glut of books in this place, somebody suggested that I take some of my excess to a local bookshop here whose sales benefit Bryn Mawr College. Ha. I wouldn't DARE do that. I'd just wind up with more books! Book sales like the you visited are irresistible....

TorAa said...

I do love reading and books. We need a bigger place to live due to all our books. Reading several at the same time. It's like changing from work to travel, to home and beeing several places in one day.

btw. You know my youngest Son is married and living in the Berrien County - St Joseph - Benton Harbour area. Have been there a couple of times, and will go back in primo August this year. Also walked out to the light houses.

Did you know that Michigan have more Lighthouses than any other states in USA?

Peter said...

It seems rather evident what is your center of interest!

Beverly said...

I have determined to rid myself of some of my books so that whenever I downsize, it won't be so hard, but I find more that I want.

I have gotten rid of a lot of cookbooks, but I still have a cupboard full of them.

Changes in the wind said...

We are two peas in a pod!
Have fun with your new books....you can always stash away one more book:)

CanadianSwiss said...

I can stay in book stores for hours! From your choice of books, I can see that you enjoy cooking :)

photowannabe said...

Wish I was there to browse and I'm sure buy too many. Love to read and getting them for less than store price is the only way to go.

Ex-Shammickite said...

Some bloggers have commented that I like cookbooks. Right, I do... but I'm not so keen on doing the actual cooking.... mostly I enjoy looking at the photographs and picturing myself receiving compliments and praise for creating all those delicious dishes.

rosemary said...

Our Library has a sale the first Saturday of every month...averaging about $600/month...good deal all around...your sale sounds more exciting.

imac said...

Looks a good deal.
Nice photos.

dot said...

Sounds like you got some good ones!
I like to buy the old magazines when our library has a sale.

Lilli & Nevada said...

That is a lot of books.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Library book sales are wonderful! The prices are hard to beat and it's amazing what treasures turn up. Sounds like you found some good ones!

The East Gwillimbury Library has two sales a year, one for each branch. Holland Landing - late October; Mount Albert, Saturday, April 26. See you there! ;-)

lettuce said...

ooo - i'd have been after the childrens books. how exciting