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    Big Book Sale

    For bibliophiles there is a book sale 19th and 20th of June from 09.30 - 1600 at The Nelson Hays Library, which is located on 195 Surawong Road on the corner of Silom Soi 20. Tis a nice big white building, you can't miss it. I've no idea if it'll be any good, but will be going in an attempt to feed my habit anyway.

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    I've been to these in the past - some fantastic bargains to be had.

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    ^ agree. if you're interested and wondering, "will it be worth my time?". it will. go early.
    "vast and black. the thing that was poised, like a crow over the moon. round and smooth. cannon balls. things that have fallen from the sky to this earth. our slippery brains. things like cannon balls have fallen, in storms, upon this earth. like cannon balls are things that, in storms, have fallen to this earth. showers of blood. showers of blood. showers of blood. " c.f.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille View Post
    I've been to these in the past - some fantastic bargains to be had.
    What kind of books do they have on sale?

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    All sorts - I go primarily for fiction. They tend to have quite a few hardbacks going for next to nothing. Amongst my purchases have been 'Bonfire of the Vanities' - Tom Wolfe and 'My Secret History' by Paul Theroux.

    Vonnegut, Maugham, AS Byatt and VS Naipaul have been other buys.

    I think they cost me about 80 baht each for hardbacks.

    Only problem is that lots of dealers show up there and cart off boxes of books. As Hales said - you need to get there early, however boxes do get delivered as well as removed through the day.

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    Cheers Cyrille, I'll be there.

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    Wish I could be.

    Hope it's worthwhile.

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    Just bought half of my meagre bodyweight in books :o)

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    good man!

    great feeling eh?


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    Aye feels good to be safe in the knowledge that I've plenty of reading material.
    Books were so heavy I just had to have a Bacon roll and coffee at the cafe too.
    What an indulgence.

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    living the dream!


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    So what did you buy don?

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    Larry McMurtry - Duane's Depressed
    Murakami - After Dark
    T.C. Boyle - Talk talk
    Brock Clarke - An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
    Tom Robbins - Fierce Invalids From Hot Climates
    Paul Theroux - The Great Railway Bazaar
    Danny Wallace - Friends Like These

    Should have made that alphabetical by author

    T.C. Boyle - Talk talk
    Brock Clarke - An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New England
    Haruki Murakami - After Dark
    Larry McMurtry - Duane's Depressed
    Tom Robbins - Fierce Invalids From Hot Climates
    Paul Theroux - The Great Railway Bazaar
    Danny Wallace - Friends Like These

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don View Post
    Murakami - After Dark
    veeery nice.

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    Good selection!

    Murakami and Theroux are two of my favourites.

    Great Railway Bazaar is a travel classic, eh?

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