Fun stuff

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale – interview of the fair organisers

Thank you all who came to read my first post on the Big Bad Wolf sale! I was surprised at how well my previous post on the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale was received. Post readers were registering from all over the world and arriving via search engines in a way that was way more regular than usual! This just proves how popular this MASSIVE book sale is!

I was on the way to lunch when I heard an interview on Business FM of the 2 founders of BookXcess, the company who runs this book fair. Andrew and Jacqueline have acted on their passion for encouraging reading by giving Malaysians one of a few (or could it be the only) discount book stores in the country. Back in England, a visit to the discount book store The Works was part of my Saturday shopping routine. Other book discounters such as The Book People would hold book fairs at our workplace canteen where they bring the books to the customers instead of trying to pull customers to the website. Continue reading

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Fun stuff

The World’s Biggest Book Sale – Big Bad Wolf book Sale

This is my first post since my move from England to Petaling Jaya. For the benefit of those not in the know, PJ is a satellite city just outside of Kuala Lumpur.

As I was packing my things ready for the move, I found myself being more protective of my books than my clothes despite the monetary value of the latter far exceeding that of the books. But hey, the value of education from books is ever increasing over our lifetime so why not ? 🙂

So imagine the excitement I was in when I visited the World’s Largest Book sale (apparently) at the Mines Exhibition Centre yesterday, shopping ‘basket’ snugly resting on my hip.

my shopping 'basket'

my shopping ‘basket’

World’s largest? Are you sure?

view form the entrance

view form the entrance

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