Friday, 5 January 2007

The Loot

This morning, a buddy and I decided to investigate a book sale that had been advertised on TV. We figured, pop in, have a look-see for around 10 minutes among what would certainly be Mills&Boon type fare then get some brekkie.

We popped in. 2 hours later, arms sore from lugging half our weight in books, we staggered out of the warehouse with bags upon bags of loot.

Anyone in the vicinity of Collingwood, on the corner of Johnston and Hoddle Streets, should drop in to check out the sale at Dirt Cheap Books. All books are AUD4.99 (a handful, including I have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes by Jaclyn Moriarty, are only AUD1.99).

I found some gems including Jared Diamond's Collapse, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris, A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby, Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer, Himalaya by Michael Palin and lots more (loot pictured).

There are rows upon rows of books on two levels of a massive warehouse and you could lose yourself for hours, as we did!

I highly recommend this adventure.

UPDATE: In response to Christina's comment - Hi there, apologies for not responding within the comment section. I'm currently living in Shanghai and have very limited access to my blog - can do certain things but not others. In answer to your query, yes, they are open all the time and have a number of branches (though I can't recall where the others are located off the top of my head). If you head over, join the mailing list - very handy to know when new stock has arrived and when they hold specials (yep... even cheaper than the already super cheap prices on a normal day). Have fun and happy reading! 8)

1 comment:

Christina said...

hi scootergrrl,
Recently I saw an advertisement about the book sales as well, and keep wondering around where that would be. Thanks for the info.
This store always open, right? Or it is only open occasionaly (ex: only within one or two months)?
thanks!