Saturday, 21 August 2010

Of the making of books there is no end.....

Today was the annual mega second hand book fair in the city, raising funds for the city's homeless and underprivileged. We got there early and came away with gems. Mine included a 1934 editon of "idylls of the King" by Tennyson, "The decorative arts of Sweden", a Lonely Planet guide to the USSR, The Encylopaedia of Needlework by Therese de Dillmont and a "Smorgasbord" cookbook from the 1940s.
We estimated that if over 200 people an hour were being served with an average of 15 books each, and the average price of a book was $3, approximately $144,000 was raised.
Afterwards we went to our favourite French cafe to stare at macaroons! We were really good and at ate salad!


Ilanadavita said...

I am sure I would have enjoyed the fair and wouldn't mind peeking at the books you chose.

Rob Taylor said...

You are so responsible! Gazing at macaroons and eating salads instead. What willpower. When people ask what my sign is, I tell them, "Yield."