Books, glorious books

June 18, 2007 at 8:50 am (books, Cape Town Book Fair)

Books, books and more books. What more could you want? The time to read it all, I suppose. Anyway, no moping about that, right.
I spent all day at the Cape Town Book Fair yesterday but spent most of it working. Bummer.
But still got a chance to get in their with a few mags, books and a complimentary bag and cup (I’m a sucker for those). So now I’ve got a “My Mag Bag” bag. Quite chuffed.
It’s always interesting to see who goes to book fairs and what they buy. One of my colleagues remarked you always see a bunch of freaks – slightly paedophile material – at book fairs. I disagree.
I think there are lots of interesting folk there and if I could pick their brains I would (not in a gross way, ok). But the thing that was most gratifying, for me, is that there were so MANY people.
Who said the book is dying? There were so many people there (who had paid to come in) to see/buy books. It warmed me right down to the bone.
I reckon many more people would buy books if only it was more affordable – R210 for 40 pages is a bit much even in my book. If they’re so worried nobody’s reading anymore they should keep that in mind.
The stands that were quite popular were those who had promotions and free stuff; sales and other discounted goodies. Just goes to show that people will buy books if it’s at a good price.
The fair is still on today and tomorrow and I’m hoping to pop in their to pick up some more bargains. Maybe I can get a free t-shirt this time around…



  1. madamm said,

    OOH!! It’s like the time I got a free can of happy derm when I bought a Shape magazine!MrsM wants to go to the bookfair too!! NOW!

  2. tbhanks said,

    Happy derm? Ha, ha. sounds interesting! I want to go back too. My aanstande skoonma praat weer more, so I may head off then. Wanna go? You can get discounts on magazines too. Lekka discounts. I love discounts….

  3. madamm said,

    let me know if you do go…I’m gonna have to decide on the day though- in prep for bday I am trying to finish work early this week!

  4. tbhanks said,

    Oe meisie. Are you planning to go big?

  5. madamm said,

    well, I don’t knoW! I’m just planning on not doing much on Friday.

  6. tbhanks said,

    Are you off on Friday? Me too!!!

  7. madamm said,

    no, not off on Friday. But I’m not sure if I’ll be on either…:)

  8. tbhanks said,

    Ha, ha. I don’t know…maybe you will, maybe you won’t. Fortunately it will be Saturday the day after. Sleep late!

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