I can’t resist book sales.

Saturday 16th November brought around the annual Hastings Lions book sale. My daughter-in-law’s grandfather Morris helped to bring about the first Lions book sale over 30 years ago. This years was the first that he’d missed. He died a few days earlier . Very sad because he was such an outgoing and community oriented person. On a brighter note, once again there were thousands of books for sale. All used, secondhand, thirdhand and some really well read books donated by the community to the Lions and all money raised from the sale goes back unto the community in some form or another.

Part of my book haul from this years Lions book sale. A good balance of the old and reasonably new, plus a couple of classics and some non-fiction.

As it says in the caption, these were just some of the books I bought at the sale. They were mostly at the bargain price of 2 New Zealand dollars each and most were in good or very good condition despite their age. I also picked up a few books for my wife…which I think was a reasonable swap….cough cough. And I managed to even get a couple of photography books, one of which features the portraits of Steve McCurry, one of my favourite photographers. The deal at home is meant to be, “get rid of some books before you buy any more”. I always fail miserably at the getting rid part of the deal, but excel at buying some more. Oops!

So, as a result of the book sale purchases, my to read pile has grown considerably. Although I already have 2 other books on the go at the moment, I couldn’t resist starting Brian Viner’s book Pheasants’ Revolt – the second book about the transformation of his and his families lives in transitioning from Townies to living in the countryside. He is a very humorous writer, very easy to read and I find myself magically almost half way through the book at the first attempt….in a very short time. Absolutely loving it and wouldn’t mind trying to track down the first of his books…Tales of the Country.

I will do a quick review of Viner’s book in a later post. Meantime, better get back to it. Has anyone else been to any good book sales recently?

Thanks as usual for reading, commenting etc.

9 thoughts on “I can’t resist book sales.

  1. What a great haul! We have about 10 charity shops on the high street, mere minutes’ walk away, and we live in quite a liberal to lefty area with a lot of people who read decent books, so you can be sure to find Booker winners and good non-fiction as well as the usual airport reads. So if I fancy stocking up, I set aside a few hours and wander up and down!

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    1. Thanks Liz for the comment. Its great to be in a place where reasonable quality 2nd hand books are available. We have a few charity shops locally, but they dont have a great selection of books. Mainly romance and pulp fiction which is why i get so excited when the Lions book sale comes around because although there is a lot of rubbish, you can find some classics and prize winners among them.

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