This rainy Monday, I decided to check out the book sale that a church near my office was having. I've always been curious about this church. I've never been inside it, which is a bit weird since I pass by it every day for several years now.
So during our afternoon coffee break, a few of my officemates and I went there, with absolutely no expectations whatsoever. And, who would've thunk?! I was pleasantly surprised with the books they're selling!
They've lots of fiction and nonfiction titles. The paperbacks were going at 20 pesos each (around half a US dollar), and the hardbacks were 50 pesos each (just a little bit over a dollar). Now that's a bargain, yes? I took a few pictures of the book sale, and you click on each one to enlarge.
|One of the fiction tables|
|Of course, being a church-sponsored activity, |
I was expecting a table of books on religion and spirituality.
|Another table containing fiction|
Lots of sci-fi, thrillers, and literary fiction
|They even had a table on literary criticism books.|
|The obligatory used magazine corner|
|The book sale floor|
I believe the people manning the cashier were volunteers.
|A few of their nonfiction titles|
And what did I get for myself? I got only 2 books. (Yay for restraint!) But the 2 books that I bought were a keeper—the complete Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell and The Golden Bough by Sir James Frazer. And my purchases amounted to just less than a dollar! Woot woot!