Saturday, 25 February 2012

Book festival loot

It's fun going on a shopping spree.  It's especially fun going on a shopping spree at a book festival - it's Paradise!! (yes, first experience, please forgive...).

So, when Patricia told me of the Book Festival in Leuven, I knew I would have a great time.  Quite close to home, plenty of space for whatever one can imagine about books.  I was prepared however:  I had one sturdy bag with me for any heavy coffee-table books, and a couple of linen bags for the rest.  
I can only recommend this experience.  The vastness that is a book festival and the variety of books - not to mention the prices, which are really very low - make it worth the while getting up early in the morning and setting out for the excursion.  The excellent organisation as well of such an endeavour means that there is a book trolley at my disposal and plenty of space to walk around at ease and browse the titles.  And that's how I got my first loot!  Very good experience, to be repeated as soon as possible!


For literary purposes, I got Ian Rankin's Watchman, Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls and Maggie O'Farrell's The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox.  For my other interests, I got a book on Indian Cooking and Nicky Epstein's Signature Scarves - Dazzling designs to knit.  


6 comments:

  1. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Mark it on your calendar for next year :)

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  2. Was it the Boekenfestijn? I usually go every year when they pass by Brussels. http://thesleeplessreader.com/2011/12/06/book-festival-loot-2011/

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    1. also noted in the agenda!!! let's plan this!

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  3. What a great haul. I would have bought all of those books too! I've never been to a book festival before, what a pity it's so far from me otherwise I'd mark it in my calendar too.

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    1. book festivals is THE place to walk around tons of literature and other books, I wholeheartedly recommend this!

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