Friday, July 22, 2011

NLB Book Sale 2011 @ Singapore Expo

The library book sale by NLB is here again! This is always a hot event, attended by a huge crowd where many people jostle for space to grab books. Well the reason for the huge crowd is simply because there are many good books (used library books) for sale at an extremely cheap price. The free admission also encouraged people to drop by for a look.

 The prices for the books are as follow (extracted from NLB site), and payment is by cash, NETS or cashcard only. No credit cards for payment I believe.
  • English and Chinese books will cost $2 per copy;
  • Malay and Tamil books will cost $1 per copy;
  • English and Chinese magazines will cost $5 for a pack of 10 issues; and
  • Malay and Tamil magazines will cost $5 for a pack of 20 issues.
The many times I attended the event, I managed to grab books and magazines. Often, folks who attended this Library Book Sale will first grab a huge armload of books, before sorting out the books they want at the side of the event. No worries if you are not able to reach the Library Book Sale early, since the librarians will push out new carts of books every now and then. NLB has also tied up with a delivery company to help those with too many books; convenient transportation from the Expo to the doorstep at a price of course.

P.S.: Saw the news that the previous limit of maximum 60 books per person has been lifted for this Book Sale.

For those who are interested to attend the event, here are the details: 
Date: Saturday, 23 July 2011 - Sunday, 24 July 2011
Time: 9.30am - 8.00pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4A

Related post:
- NLB Book Exchange 2011

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