Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Dearest B.J. I love you, enjoy ....!



Written on inside page of 'Flights of Love' a collection of love stories.. did it influence my decision to buy the book, hell yes! what can I say, I'm a sucker for romance :) We finally made it to the HUGE book sale yesterday at UWA, an annual event raising money for Save the Children Australia, held in the Undercroft of Winthrop Hall.. a book lover's utopian dream, if you are in Perth the dream continues until Wednesday evening...


Antique volumes with their well worn binders alongside shiny new hardback covers...


My final selection...


The only other way to raise money that's as enjoyable as books is cupcakes, I can eat many cupcakes in the name of a good cause :) Did I mention we're having stormy weather.. at last, here in Perth, perfect for perusing through thousands of books oui! Happy Tuesday, take care and stay safe...


33 comments:

  1. I'd be quite happy in there looking among the books for something of interest. And what a setting to be doing it in!

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  2. Oh, I love book store sales where I can load up my book cases -- particularly as Fall is approaching! Great shots, wish I were there right now! Have a great week, Grace!!

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  3. It's daft that books generally keep their value more by not being read. Read books hold affection and history. Much better.

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  4. Wish this were scratch and sniff. I love the smell of books! I would be happy to assist you with the cupcakes too! Janey

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  5. What a sight this is, Grace. Each of your shots are beautifully framed. Enjoy that super autographed book. Would love to wander through there myself.

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  6. I love books!!! Awesome!!! There is something special about a book having an autograph.

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  7. It is interesting that while we are surrounded by electronics, there is still a good market for books. I heard a ship or two ran away in Freemantle and crashed into a railway bridge.

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  8. Sweet memories, Grace! Thanks to the search of Star Trek books I - we- visited soooo many second hand bookshops in Australia and yes, amongst other we got all 11 James Blish-books from the 1965 to... and now here on my shelf they sit :-) I´m so dang proud of it!
    Here the shops are called "Antiquariat" and come along often with expensive books only/mainly, too.
    Guess if Ingo hears "second hand book shop" he runs ;-) I was obsessed! And always won. Yips. Women, huh?

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  9. Your photos have me trying to breathe in that old paper and binding glue smell that comes with any huge collection of used books. I love that smell. It's the smell of knowledge to me. This is an event that I would enjoy very much and if it was a rainy, stormy day, all the better.

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  10. Looks like the annual book fair we have here!

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  11. A book lover's paradise. I haven't read any of those books that you bought, Grace!

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  12. Glad you found some books to enjoy. Nothing wrong with buying books and reading for a good cause. The setting for the sale is stunning.

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  13. You have made Perth my dream already!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

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  14. You are SUCH a romantic, Grace. But I already knew that.

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  15. so I wonder why she got rid of the book.

    Glad you had fun at the sale.

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  16. I would have loved to be at that sale.

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  17. Those older books take my fancy! Wonder what they do with all the books that DON'T sell? Was it a bit like a Rugby scrum on the first day?

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  18. Those book sales are such fun to wander around. We used to go to the Lifeline ones here.

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  19. I used to love to browse old book sales. Then I ran out of bookshelf space in our house.

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  20. Looks like you've got yourself a great compendium of adventures there Grace. Aha and of course there had to be one called "The Photograph". Have fun.

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  21. LOVE browsing through books. I even like the smell!

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  22. Een heel mooi doel en z,on grote boekenmarkt dat zal best goed komen.

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  23. Oh, this looks so good, I love those bookmarkets. I just must have a look and a browse there. You have scored a nice stack of books!

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  24. a great excuse to buy books and eat cupcakes!

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  25. That book sale looks fabulous!!

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  26. Oh my goodness. Heaven! I'd have been running around like a headless chicken! I like your selection a lot!

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  27. I love Joanna Trollop's books! Enjoy!
    What a great place to be.....
    Nice posting.

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  28. My favorite kind of place ! Paradise on earth to my eyes ..
    Oh well, I can eat a lot of cupcakes without a good cause ! :o)

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  29. Loooove! I just need read more books now! :)
    Leia

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  30. I love book sales! I've bought a couple of books based totally on what somebody wrote in it.
    Nice photos...

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