Saturday 21 February 2015

The Book Yard - Valentine Day Edition

Orange is very lucky to have The Book Yard. Set up only last year it is a fundraising venture for Orange Public School. Which is great, but at it's heart it's a massive book sale. Run by a friend and colleague The Book Yard is such a creative, fun venture.

What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to get lost in the moment at a book sale? There were lots of special moments for this Valentine's Day edition.

Delicious local cloudy apple juice
with waxed paper straws-
it was like being a kid again!

A blind date with a book!
Such a great idea.
And they looked fabulous.

Used book sales are always fun. There is the thrill of the chase. The thrill of the unknown. The sense of fun.

And Learning.

Authors you've never really heard of
who get their own box.
Lots of people must be reading them. 

The agony

I just bought this new and full price online. 

and the Ecstasy of a book you've been hoping for, but not expecting to find.

I only learned of the magnificently titled
Dinky Hocker Shoots Smack last year
and now the universe has provided me with it

The indecision. Should I buy these?

I probably won't read it for at least 10 years
but I do love the cover


I didn't. Possibly a mistake.

It's almost a relief to get to entire sections that you can walk quickly by.

And great to see the next generation of readers fully engaged.

Afterwards I found another special Valentine celebration at The Sugar Mill. Not surprisingly the Wicker boys loved it. 

I needed the energy to carry home the rather large bag of books I bought. 

But there were so many treasures this day ...

A whole set of Jackie French's Fair Dinkum Histories!

I thought about buying just one,
but the whole set was there.
Stupid to leave it to chance. 

Three books for my 1001 quest. 

And a random assortment of things I couldn't leave behind
I can't wait for my next trip to The Book Yard.  

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Sean @ His And Her Hobbies said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun. There were definetely some good finds there.

Sean at His and Her Hobbies

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Love it! Beautiful pics! And bookish too!

grammajudyb said...

So many books to try to choose from! What fun!

gautami tripathy said...

I envy you!!


Here is my snapshot post!

gautami tripathy said...

I envy you!!


Here is my snapshot post!

Paulita said...

Louise, What a day! I love all the book activities, and the desserts! Here's Mine

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Looks like you scored a great collection of books and had a great time too. You've reminded me to be sure to attend our next Friends of the Library used book sale.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

A fabulous way to spend Valentine's those boxes that are labeled in interesting ways.


Ginx Craft said...

What a great book sale, and the snacks look super too.

Esme said...

How fun-I picked up Larousse Gastronomie for $3.00 yesterday at the library's used book sale.

Brona said...

Ohhh I loved the Joan Lingard series of books about Sadie & Kevin when I was a teen - star crossed lovers - perfect teen escapism!

I love the journey you took us on as your strolled the boxes (wise choice to skip the cricketing book area!)

Sue Jackson said...

Looks like so much fun!! Our local used bookstore also did the "blind date with a book" thing on Valentine's Day.

Glad you had such a good time!


Book By Book

skiourophile said...

I love the idea of the 'blind date' book - gorgeous!

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz said...

Envious, envious, envious.

If only you and I could teleport for one day to each other's countries' best used children's bookstore and stock up and then teleport back home.