If yesterday was Christmas, this morning is the booklovers’ Boxing Day, thanks to the Rowden White annual book sale held in North Court. After diving head first into the cardboard treasure chests and burying our noses in a few dozen paperbacks, we scored our top three fave reasons to enjoy the sale.
1. Books up to your eyeballs!
What’s better than ten books? TWENTY BOOKS! If you’re looking to score dozens of titles in a short space of time, have no fear; hundreds of novels, biographies, tomes, and possibly some spellbooks are in the line up, waiting for you to adopt them. We snapped up a few classics like Charles Dickens ‘Great Expectations’ as well as a few alternative titles like ‘Lesbian Choices’ and ‘Dirty White Boys’. Whatever your fancy, Rowden has you covered.
2. Courteous cat-fights
Unlike real Boxing Day sales, there will be no loss of limb today in North Court thanks to our civilised university staff and students. Make no mistake, it’s finders-keepers, but the bickering over that final copy of ‘Pilgrims Progress’ is set to be a silent affair. What else would we expect from a library book sale, right?
3. Cheap as chips
Hands-down the best part of the sale is the price. A mere $2 gets you absolutely anything! But what about that encyclopaedia about the evolution of the sloth species you ask? Yep, two dollars. And that 50 page write up supporting Elvis Presley conspiracy theories? You bet your two bottom dollars!
All in all, if you’ve promised yourself you won’t buy any more books until you’ve finished the ones you already own, this is the place to be when you inevitably decide you want to buy more books. Best selection, lovely people, and best prices in town.