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Postby Quatermass » Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:50 pm

deldaisy wrote:James.. you should have given the store owner $5 or even asked him to put them aside for an hour... most have put them aside for me for at least a day.

Heres a pic of the Lifeline Bookfest here in Brissy. Its in January and is the second largest bookfest in the world (is the largest in Sydney?) It is held every 6 months and has MILLIONS of books. My daughter goes but I have never been. Couldn't handle that. There is one in Sydney too. You might like to go along. They DO have the random groups but they also have specialised sections for collectors. As well as DVD's, audio... you name it.

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Postby james.a.vivian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:45 am

We have them here in Syd as well. There held at the Sydney UNI or at the Randwick racecourse. Looking at your pic there is no way our one is that big I could be wrong, same layout with books on tables. I like to go the first day and check everything out, There never seems to be much TP or DW stuff, there is always plenty of people. I have got some sweet bargains over the years, I go for the horticultural book I've amassed a healthy library of Tree books, they have a bit of age to them and some of the names have changed, but they take pride of place on the shelves under my Pratchett collection. Just a hint if you go during the last hours of the sales last day all the books are half price.
There is this huge bookstore in Newtown (SYD), called 'Goulds' it has literally tons of bookshelves cluttered with books that are placed in their specific section, but in no particular order and boxes on the floor. I've spent hours there, and the place stays open till midnight. Their fantasy and sci-fi section is well ordered though.
As for bribing book shop staff I wouldn't want to deprive other Prattchett fans the thrill of coming across that perfect gem for their collection, All the fun is in the hunt and capture. Any way I'm sure most of the 2nd hand stores already have their customers wishlist put aside.
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:56 am

James.... you can "put things aside" in ANY store.... shoes, books, clothes, linen, ANYTHING. Most places to do it. Some will do it for an hour or a day or for several days sometimes.

And yeah.... I have a brother and sister who are horticulturists and they have books from WAY WAY back... they don't change much... they just put prettier pics in.
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Postby james.a.vivian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:09 pm

To be honest I'm not much of a shopper, and my small talk with staff is usually quite short. I'm not really good at making request, now my fiancée she can shop and doesn't mind a chat either. Fortunately she shops with her girl friends, I only have to go with her once a year for Xmas. I can't handle walking through stores that sell perfumes with staff asking to smell this and that. I can put up with it for her, man she gets excited buying presents. When I shop I know what I want and I go get it, I know my sizes can buy a new outfit in 10 min no worries (Takes me longer to pay for it).
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:27 pm

I hear you James.... I get in and get out. Shopping isn't my favourite thing at all.... in fact if I was riiiiiiiich I would have someone shop for me.
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Postby Dotsie » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:24 pm

james.a.vivian wrote: my fiancée


Oo oo a wedding! :D When is it?
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Postby james.a.vivian » Mon Jan 10, 2011 1:35 pm

On the 11/11/11 she is keen on numbers and I like the fact its easy to remember 8)
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Postby deldaisy » Mon Jan 10, 2011 7:30 pm

Dotsie wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote: my fiancée


Oo oo a wedding! :D When is it?

I can tell ya where to buy a half price engagement ring mate :wink:
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Hope you have BOOKED that date somewhere. It will be booked to the hilt very early.
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:35 pm

Imagepity it's too far to go even for the books.Image
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Postby Quatermass » Wed Jan 12, 2011 7:14 am

Bad news! The Lifeline Bookfest has been postponed until the 22nd. :( Bloody floods.
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Postby james.a.vivian » Sat Jan 15, 2011 3:17 am

deldaisy wrote:
Dotsie wrote:
james.a.vivian wrote: my fiancée


Oo oo a wedding! :D When is it?

I can tell ya where to buy a half price engagement ring mate :wink:
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Hope you have BOOKED that date somewhere. It will be booked to the hilt very early.

Mum gave my nans one, thanks.
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Postby chris.ph » Sun Feb 06, 2011 3:30 pm

i just bought

terry goodkinds--- the law of nines
robert rankin--- necrophenia
steph swainson---- no present like time


for a pound each in poundland in llanelli :D :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:57 pm

Just downloaded 2 books for my Kindle, for just under 80p each.
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Postby deldaisy » Fri Feb 18, 2011 4:52 pm

:cry: One of our largest book retailers is closing down..... its the one that always has the Terry Pratchett ones :cry: Books are expensive here apparently compaired with the rest of the world. And more people are buying them off the net. So sad.
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Postby chris.ph » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:09 pm

its happening over here as well del, one has closed in swansea and the other is struggling nationwide, amazon is winning, i dont mind its cheaper for me i just cant browse anymore
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