Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Life line Bookfest

This weekend Jason and I went up to the Sunshine Coast to visit my brother and sis in law. It was really lovely but more about that next time :)

Yesterday was a public holiday here and I went to the Lifeline Bookfest with Jasmine. I've a gone few times over the years and I love it! Soon, Jasmine and I were holding many books (our arms were hurting from lugging them around to each section).


Tables full of books. This is just one section. 


This is everything I bought. 


I'm collecting old children's books with pretty illustrations. At first I was going to cut them up to make envelopes but I don't have the heart to do that anymore. 


I thought I would start collecting the Baby-Sitters Club books again (I had a lot growing up but gave them away). These are a few of the books I read when I was younger so nostalgia set in. And I thought I would collect them for my future daughter :) 


Some paperback novels I thought would be great to read. A Wrinkle in Time, The Handmaid's Tale, StarGirl and Something Borrowed have been on my wish list. The others will also be good to read.


And I adore hand bound books like this. To be honest I really bought them for the covers though I'm sure I will read them. Some Charles Dickens and Gone with the Wind Volume 1 and 2. 

We have so much fun rummaging through the books and spent a few hours there. I know I will go to the next bookfest and keep collecting my Baby Sitters Club books (I will need to list what I have). Plus this all goes to Charity (Lifeline). Charity and books is a winning combination. 

Have a fantastic week!

22 comments:

Erin {pughs' news} said...

Oooh! This looks like my kind of sale!

Karina said...

Ahhh!! That is heaven soooo many books! A great bargain and charity sounds perfect! Oh and what's even better is that you and Jasmine got to go together! Man I wish I could have gone with you girls :(

I love all of the books you chose!!

xo Kary

P.S.It was a great adventure even though the concert was canceled it was amazing :)

Sydney said...

Oh book fairs are wonderful!! And those books (especially the children's books) will be wonderful for your future children! You have wonderful taste!
Oh! And if you like to bake, I posted a recipe that I find to be quite tasty :)

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

i would totally wanna be here!!!!!

babysitters club brings back so many fun memories.

LCR said...

I used to read babysitters club too:) So good. The bound books are beautiful as well.
xo
L

JelenaDoll ~ said...

Woah. There are so many books ! That's pretty awesome. Sounds like you had a good time, lucky you!

Claire said...

oh. wow. jealous. i can smell them from here..... x

Megan said...

I completely forgot about those penpal books they use to be my favourites. You got so many great books, the lifeline book fairs are great, and our completely right - books and charity = win!!

green tea and red nails said...

i am so sad that i didnt make it into the bookfest!! looks like it was AWESOME!

x

p.s - i used to LOVE the babysitters club :)

Tina said...

ooh, i saw a graphic novel of the first bsc book in myer a few years ago. wish i bought it now! i've been through most of the books too, learnt a lot from them :)

jillian :: cornflake dreams. said...

we went to something like this the other weekend :) it made me want to update my to-read list. xo jillian:: ps im hosting a judy kaufmann print giveaway!

The Brunette said...

That sale looks great.

I love books so that would be a great place to go xx

Creativechaos said...

Awesome!

You might like betterworldbooks.com. It isn't as good, but the money goes to a good cause. Also, you can donate some of your old books (sometimes they give you money for your books.

Cole said...

Oh my goodness, that looks like a wonderful sale. And you got some absolutely wonderful books!

Kristin said...

Babysitters Club!!!! So awesome. I wonder what happened to mine?

Louise said...

It looks incredible! Happy reading x

Ashley Sloan said...

Oh how fun! I read Stargirl when I was younger- funny! And also, I had about 30 of those Baby Sitter's Club books but I sold them on eBay...and I had like 50 of the Nancy Drew ones, ohhh how fun! :) Have a great day!

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Ocean Dreams said...

You found some wonderful treasures Gracie! Love this sale and glad you had a wonderful time.

Krystal said...

this looks my DREAM room. seriously, i'd love to shop around all of those books!!!

Alyssa said...

completely and utterly jealous!!

AnastasiaC said...

ohhh what a fantastic bookfair - wish i could have been there too!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

Have you started reading PenPals yet? Haha, or the Baby Sitter's Club?

x Jasmine