♫ XIA(준수) - Uncommitted
I admit, this post is more than a little overdue, but I try to reassure myself (and you too) by saying that the sale is still on until the 23rd of December, so you still have plenty of time to go grab some books. :P
Since I am a self-confessed bargain hunter AND bibliophile, I could never pass up the opportunity to go for this book sale, especially when one of my best buddies managed to score a preview pass and could bring a +1. Ψ(｀▽´)Ψ
6th December 2012 - We took the KTM to Serdang, and then a short bus ride to The Mines. Got kinda lost in there because there weren't any signs or directions to the convention centre. (-_-;) In the end, we asked one of the shop workers and finally managed to find the way. Find the F.O.S. store and you'll see the link bridge to the convention centre.
|So glad to see this sign.|
|Deserted and, in some places, dark corridor leading to the convention centre.|
|BBW Book Sale 2012 Wolfmobile|
It looked like a small migration of sorts, with people eagerly waiting for the doors to open while holding their preview passes and pulling along trolleys and luggage bags. (~。~；) After going for last year's sale, I sorta understand why. I brought a backpack because I didn't want to hand-carry a whole bunch of books via public transport. ^^;;
|3 million books waiting for you at the world's biggest book sale!|
|Fiction and fantasy. P/S: Try and spot Waldo!|
|Nancy Drew hardcovers RM6 each|
|James Patterson books, RM8 each|
My haul for that day! 14 books in total (2 not shown) for RM 109. All were RM8 except for "Tokyo on Foot" (RM15) and two small recipe books (RM3 each).
ONE book alone made the whole trip to MIECC worthwhile. I found a hardcover copy of Haruki Murakami's "1Q84" lying randomly in a pile of other books, and was overjoyed - until I found that a corner of its cover jacket was torn. Tried to find another [unspoiled] copy but to no avail, so I hung on to this one. :P A bit of Scotch tape, and I have a brand new copy of 1Q84 waiting to be consumed. ψ(｀∇´)ψ
A hardcover copy of Murakami-sensei's 1Q84 for RM8 - I can still hardly believe it!
|Murakami's 1Q84 (hardcover) for RM 8|