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18th Annual Elora Festival Book Sale


What a morning! Despite the cold wind and periodic drizzle, the crowd queued to get into the sale was quite long. We arrived about an hour and a quarter before the doors opened and were still about 50th in line. By the time the doors opened, the line snaked around the parking lot and had about 150 people in it.

The Elora Festival Book Sale raises money for the Elora Music Festival and, I think, is the best book sale in this area. So it goes into my calendar as soon as I get a new one each year.

So what did I buy? Well I should start by saying that I was on a much tighter budget this year so I was only able to spend half of what I did last year.

The Haul
8 books from my wish list
House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
Merde Actually by Stephen Clarke
Publish and Perish by James Hynes
The Sex Life of my Aunt by Mavis Cheek
Lucifer’s Shadow by David Hewson
The American Boy by Andrew Taylor
River of the Brokenhearted by David Adams Richards
Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis

3 Hardcovers to replace my paperback copies
A Whistling Woman by A.S. Byatt
Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco
The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard

11 other books

Total? 22 books for $54.75!

Next year my plan is to be there when it opens for the initial pickings, have lunch and then go back in the afternoon for a more leisurely perusal.

So reserve May 5 & 6, 2007 for next year’s sale!

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3 Comments to

“18th Annual Elora Festival Book Sale”

  1. On May 7th, 2006 at 10:41 am Lotus Reads Says:

    I am drooling over your selection of books from the festival, Janelle! I will have to mark off those dates on my calender for next year – such a pity it’s a whole year away! :(

  2. On May 7th, 2006 at 11:49 am Janelle Martin Says:

    I know! Too bad it is only once a year but I suspect that is why the selection is so good.

  3. On May 8th, 2006 at 2:46 pm kimbofo Says:

    Oh my, what a brilliant haul! And for such a great price!

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