Monday, January 19, 2009

books, books, books...


This weekend we attended the bi-annual Lifeline Bookfest - advertised as the world's biggest second hand book sale. We arrived early and queued at the door before the opening, with the dealers and die-hards! We made a mad dash for the puzzle and game tables where we picked up some very reasonably priced beauties in great condition. We then spent a very pleasurable hour browsing through the children's books where we bought enough to require some new bookshelves (not sure our husbands are as pleased as we are!) It was then time to move to the unpriced section where we found many of the old books we use for our pieced vintage cards such as the butterflies from the post below. We really enjoyed rummaging through the piles collecting the damaged, torn, and drawn on vintage books that have been loved to, literally, pieces. We couldn't bear to cut up old books in beautiful condition.

The Bookfest runs until Sunday so Brisbanites still have plenty of time to visit. And the best bit is that all the money goes to a good cause.

2 comments:

citysage said...

Ooh this looks AMAZING! I could browse old books of hours on end. And I love how you've given them new life with the butterflies below!

katiecrackernuts said...

I am acquiring a suitably large number of op shop books that look like that. Eek. No shelves. I posted today with a pic of my blocks. Similar to the ones you posted a while back. There's a link to your blog, I hope you don't mind.