Impressive Booksale Today

Today I went to a very impressive booksale at a library here in Montreal, called The Atwater Library.

Every summer the Atwater Library hosts this booksale out on the lawn in front of the library. Along with great book finds you can grab some food from the BBQ set up. We didn’t grab any food but we did grab some great books.

Today was the perfect day for the sale because the weather was fantastic. As you can see the sun was out and it was a some what cool morning weather wise.

Originally I did not plan on attending the booksale because we are into the last week of swimming lessons but when we woke up it was 15 degrees out so we knew that the water would be cold so we skipped on going to the swimming lesson and decided at the last minute to attend the Atwater Booksale.

I quickly got a hold of to find out the details and in the end I decided that I would just drive to Tina’s and park in front of her building and we hopped on the metro and headed downtown.

We weren’t there long when we met up with Lucy already had an armfull of books when we saw her. She had already picked up some great books.

We all sorta of spread out and were looking around and picking up books. It was once I was near the table to pay when I over heard the lady asking the guy in front of me where did he get those children books and when I realized that there was another table I headed over there. Well this table was full of Young Adult books and many of them were brand new 2011 and 2010.

There was this really nice and super friendly guy manning the ya table and all the proceeds from the sale of those books were going to the Montreal Children’s Library.Well let me tell you that between Lucy and myself we made a huge dent into the table we grabbed all kinds of books from there. I think we made the guys day, we even had him laughing.

He also let us into a little secret that there was more books in the basement and with a little begging and pleading a nice lady who worked there let us into the inner layers of the library. This was literally book heaven for us. It smelled of books and despite the heat down there we walked away with some more books.

I want to thank the super nice lady (Anne or Anna sorry not sure of the name) who graciously got me a tote bag when she realized how many books I had bought. I came home with 25 books all under $20 Canadian. (The total retail value was well over $400)

After that we all headed over to the mall’s food court for drinks and thankfully Tina suggested pictures so here are mine:

Lucy, Michael and myself with all our book purchases.

I managed to convince Tina to join us in the picture and thanks to our little photographer Michael for  taking this picture.

I think we took the pictures after we had eaten and drank. I love getting to meet up with friends who share the same things  with me and not all our conversations are about books 🙂

It was a great morning spent at the booksale with some great bookbloggers and some great books.

Without further hesitation here is a little vlog I made with the books I bought. Please excuse any construction sounds you might hear in the back ground but the lovely city (not) is doing all kinds of construction behind my house and I was trying to wait for them to finish up for the day but it seems like they are extending the hours and working earlier (6.30am) and longer into the evening.

-The Kneebone Boy by Ellen Potter
-The Hunt of the Unicorn by C.C Humphreys
-The Anti-prom by Abby McDonald
-Ascendant by Diana Peterfreund (book 2)
-Love, Inc by Yvonne Collins & Sandy Rideout
-I so don’t do spooky by Barrie Summy (book 2)
-I so don’t do makeup by Barrie Summy (book 3)
-The Poison Diaries by Maryrose Wood with the Duchess of Northumberland (book 1)
-The beautiful between by Alyssa B. Sheinmel
-Fall for Anything by courtney Summers
-Cinderella Ninja Warrior by Maureen McGowan
-The lighter side of life and death by C.K Kelly Martin
-Recipe for Disaster by Maureen Fergus
-My So-Called Death by Stacey Jay
-The Last Good Place of Lily Odilon by Sara Beitia
-Ice Rose by Alison Neuman
-Old Photographs by Sherie Posesorski
-Sirenz by Charlotte Bennardo & Natalie Zaman
-Gimme a call by Sarah Mlynowski
-Department 19 by Will Hill
-Codemaster book 1 by Marvin Miller
-The book of Cards for Kids by Gail MacColl
-Card Games for Little Kids by Gail MacColl
-Ali Bongo’s Book of Magic
-Top Secret Personal Beeswax A journal by Junie B. and myself
-Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison

Tina gave Michael The Complete Book of Chess Strategy by IM Jeremey Silman

Lucy gave me two books (RAK) and they were Hexbound and Firespell by Chloe Neill along with a beautiful little card and inside the books were two bookmarks. Thanks Lucy. Can’t wait to read them now.

Thanks ING Direct for the pen.

To find out more about the sale be sure to check and to see what they had to say about it.

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