Hill Station Book Sale, tonight from 6.30pm

There's a charity bring and buy book sale tonight at The Hill Station, Telegraph Hill, from 6.30pm - 8.30pm.

The emphasis is on the 'buy', rather than the 'bring', since the organisers claim to have "skip loads" of great books.

15 comments:

Tamsin said...

Well, probably only one skip - but it would be full to the top.

We will take in books on the evening (someone asked on this site a few days back) and have got a helper (or two) lined up with the task of accepting these and making sure they get to the right table.

But as Nick said we really need buyers. In aid of Crisis by the way. What is left over could end up in the Community Library just starting up at Honor Oak, but they do have some space constraints so the more books bought this evening the better.

Anonymous said...

I went along this evening and I'm very please with my purchases. I overheard some suggestions that so many books had been donated that the organisers might be having a second sale - is there any truth to this? I'll be the first along, if so.

thisisengland said...

I went tonight and came away with a large carrier bag of books. I resisted the book of Cynical Quotes, but couldn't resist the self-help book titled 'Die Broke'.

How about a once a month sale?

Tamsin said...

It was a spectacular amount of books that had been donated. We are thinking of possibloy having a re-run fairly soon. If so it will certainly be promoted here. But there are practicalities of storage in the interim which will need to resolved. Watch this space...

In the meantime, thank you to everyone who so generously gave books and to those who came to buy them.

Anonymous said...

If there is another, I will be along with a bigger bag and a gang of friends!

Tamsin said...

Likely to be the afternoon of either Saturday 26th February or Saturday 5th March. Neither day will suit everybody but if we went for 26th February is it likely that loads of people would be away because of half term or would many be back by then, to get ready for school again on the Monday?

Anonymous said...

Yes, please have an afternoon sale so that those of us with children can get along more easily...

Tamsin said...

That is sort of the thinking - as although we advertised it in the local primary school newsletters and in Oak Hill nursery there weren't many people buying the loads of lovely children's books we have. Hence the slight concern about holding it on the Saturday at the end of half term week - although in other respects that is the better of the two dates.

Anonymous said...

I'll be there!

Tamsin said...

OK - it's been agreed. Son of/Book Sale for Crisis/Returns/Part II (take your pick) on Saturday 26th February, 3pm in the Telegraph Hill Centre.

Still lots and lots of lovely books, especially children's, and we will have a bit more space to spread out in.

Anonymous said...

Is this still on for tomorrow?

Anonymous said...

yes it is, from 3pm

Tamsin said...

Absolutely - I've been plugging it on the thread talking about second hand book shops (so not that far off topic).

Doors open 3pm. If you are willing to help out at 12.30 and strong enough to heft around boxes get in touch and we would welcome your assistance.

If anyone has books to donate that is also welcome and you can bring them in with you when you come along to buy - but preferably earlier rather than later. The object is to end with far fewer books that we start off with!

Tamsin said...

Happening again - this Saturday at the Telegraph Hill Centre (where we held the follow-on sale last time) between 2pm and 5pm.

Even more books than before, although to be honest possibly not, on average, of the same quality. Nevertheless gems to be found, or maybe you like Virginia Andrews, and we are, like before, expecting more to be brought in on the day, so worth turning up even at half past four.

Nick, it would be really appreciated if you could actually give this a thread of its own so people logging on for the next two days can see it's happening, not just those who are curious within the short while that this posting is visible among the recent posts. If you would like an image I can send you a poster - just get in touch via my hotmail address.

Tamsin said...

Non fiction now nearly sorted - a considerable variety and interesting nuggets.

Understandably overshadowed on this site by the items on the new development in the heart of Brockley, but only one day to go now and everyone is asked to note the time and place and come along if they can. Since from a couple of the comments above those who came to the last ones found them worthwhile.

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