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Rummaging Pays Off Yet Again!

Monday June 9th, 2008, 6 years, 3 months and 2 weeks ago

Well, I set my alarm for an indecently early hour on Saturday morning (& promptly snoozed through it) because it was the opening day of an annual secondhand book sale, held every June long weekend, that I never miss. Arriving an hour later than desired with two friends, we set about struggling through the dense throng of rummagers in the hopes of getting our grubby hands on some coveted treasures.

Side note: Coincidentally, the three of us were wearing fair isle jumpers (or sweaters, if you like to call them that) & so inadvertently set a new book sale trend. We’re thinking next year everyone will be resplendent in fair isle, but by then we’ll have moved onto houndstooth or paisley or something.

These book sales are brutal. Secondhand book collectors are a particularly aggressive breed. After jostling through the masses, feverishly (& rather possessively) stooped over trestles piled with dusty books, I finally unearthed a few bargains that made the struggle worthwhile. Actually, it was my friend Mark who found this little beauty for me.

13 Responses to Rummaging Pays Off Yet Again!

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  1. Lise says:

    Karena, I’m so jellyous of that book you got, now what secondhand book sale is that? I’ve only recently found your site, would love to know more! Lise :^)

    Reply to Lise Jun 9th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  2. Karena (Magic Jelly) says: magicjelly.com.au

    Hi Lise! It’s the Michael Treloar book sale held every June long weekend at the St Peters Town Hall here in Adelaide. http://www.treloars.com/
    Everything’s really cheap – that book was $5!

    Reply to Karena (Magic Jelly) Jun 9th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  3. I’m jealous. That book looks heavenly! I can drool over vintage typography for hours.
    Aren’t book sales grand?

    Reply to Tab Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  4. That is exciting to find books like that! All of them look very interesting. Good luck on finding more!

    Reply to Cindy Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  5. Belinha says: papelustro.blogspot.com

    Hi!Just found your blog in Fuel my Blog!It’s so great!!!!I’ll be following your work from now on!Best regards from Portugal!

    Reply to Belinha Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  6. Cicada Studio says: cicadadaydream.blogspot.com

    If this was the only book you found, the effort was completely worthwhile. What goodies to inspire!

    Reply to Cicada Studio Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  7. Michelle says: pegasussoaps.com

    Just wanted to say how wonderful your blog looks. I am just to jealousy. Great job on it.

    Reply to Michelle Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  8. What a great find..It is so much fun looking at books and more exciting when you find a good one.

    Reply to ctmott Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  9. La Alicia says: la-alicia.blogspot.com

    I think the rummaging and stooping was all worth it — that book is great!

    Reply to La Alicia Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  10. Social Network Web Design says: pearsestreet.com/social-network-web-design.html

    Such a great book you got there.

    Reply to Social Network Web Design Jun 10th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  11. Jennifer says:

    What a wonderful book? Who is the author? I wonder if I can find myself a copy?

    Reply to Jennifer Jun 11th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  12. pouch says: pouch.etsy.com

    What a fab book and love the pictures you’ve taken. I work as a freelance book and journal typesetter so I love fonts and working with type :)

    Reply to pouch Jun 25th 2008, 6 yrs and 3 mths ago
  13. Wow! What a find. I love a good book sale, although the first day crush usually intimidates me. I vote for paisley.

    Reply to Jan Jul 14th 2008, 6 yrs and 2 mths ago

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