Saturday, July 29, 2017

Quick City Book Hunt

I'm just sitting at Flinders Street Station waiting for my train after a quick trip to the City to pick up some stuff.

I first made my way to the Saturday Book Market at Fed. Square where one stall had four Ian Fleming - Jonathan Cape hardbacks for sale.

Then Kay Kraddock Antiquarian Booksellers where I found another Fleming - Cape. 

I decided not to purchase any of the hardbacks however it's not everyday you see five Fleming - Capes for sale, all published in the 1960s.

Here's some other snaps I took today:
Side of the Forum Theatre with Fed. Square

Melbourne P.O. clock tower

New safety bollard covered in Lego by an anonymous artist

Some vintage buildings on Queen St

Side view of Flinders Street Station during renovations

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weekend Book Fairs

Ok, it's been a while since I last posted on this blog.  My wife and I have been back in Oz for almost a month now after our fantastic time in Europe. 

It's certainly been busy since our return, however I'll be sure to complete my other blog entries from the trip with many still existing at the moment as drafts.

Anyway, last Saturday I got up early and visited the Oakleigh Anglican Church annual book fair.  Unfortunately I found no Bonds but it's always good to visit, especially as it's for charity.

Then I, along with my wife, her sister and parents drove to Yarragon in Gippsland for the annual country fire brigade book fair.  My wife and I visit this one every year and I've been fortunate in the past to find a couple of books there.

When we arrived at the hall in Yarragon it was packed with books and book hunters.
I managed to find seven Bond paperbacks amongst the thousands...
... and before I left I felt compelled to group them all together for another Bond collector to discover as I had them all.

No luck this year but I'll be back again next year with my fingers crossed.