Date: 18 – 20 July 2008
Time: 9.30am – 8.00pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4A
The National Library’s having a garage sale, a “cuci gudang”. English & Chinese books are going at $2 a pop, magazines at $5 for a pack of 10. Malay and Tamil book are going at at $1 a pop and magazines at $5 for a pack of 20. Your purchase is limited to 50 copies, tho. And they also provide delivery service through SingPost.
Unfortunately I’ll only be able to visit the sale on Sunday (that’s the third and final day) cos today I’m gonna go to the night festival opening, then tomorrow we’re going on a field trip to the Matisse exhibition at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute (STPI) and my birthday dinner. So.. yeah I really really really hope they still have buy-worthy stuff left on Sunday. I can visualize the kiasu Singaporeans queueing up and loading their baskets up with any book they can find, and bringing along friends or members of the family so that they can buy more than the 50 book quota. Fingers crossed!
According to the bf there were 600 people waiting outside the hall before the sale opened this morning. Damn.