The Lifeline Bookfair is an institution in this town. I know many people who take the day off work to attend the first day (Friday) of the fair. It is, for some of us, a holy day of obligation.
I normally attend for work. I get there early (8.30am or so) on the Friday morning with my shopping trolley and bags and queue up with everyone else. Thermoses of coffee are opened, old friends caught up with and new acquaintances made - there's a lovely sense of community and I usually get a fair whack of knitting done.
I couldn't get there on opening day last week, alas, but TSS kept me updated via text and telephone and picked up one or two items for my collection of vintage Patons knitting patterns.
TOF and I were busy all day Saturday so it wasn't until Sunday afternoon that we managed a visit. Is it a coincidence that they announced the "everything you can fit into a supermarket green bag" for $10 sale within minutes of us arriving? I think not.
Amongst the items in my "green bag" were 30 or so Textile Fibre Forum magazines from the 1980s and 1990s, over a dozen community fund-raiser recipe books for the collection at work and these - lovely, lovely, lovely Enid Gilchrist pattern books.
TOF picked up a mixed bag of books and about 30 cds for his $10 (and some novels for me slipped in there as well). All up, we're a couple of happy little bookworms.