Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Oxfantastic Book Fair

Put aside all pre-existing negative ideas about charity shops and second-hand book sales, because both in Oxford are a little different from normal. Oxfam originated in Oxford and its standards are even higher than normal here. Its books are generally in very good condition and a whole lot more than the usual Readers Digest or Mills and Boon 20p offerings at church fairs. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from a quick browse:

- Parents: pick up book for your children - old classics that you loved as a child, or modern books at a fraction of the price if bought new. And if they don't like it, you can always donate it back for the future.

- Students: you're probably well aware of how much academic texts can cost; Oxford is bursting at the seams with rare copies, specific editions, textbooks and literary guides. Old students have been donating books for years and you're bound to find something of interest here.

- Children: there will be lots cheap enough for pocket money, and a book's great for taking on boring car journeys or for holidays.

- Everyone else: cheap books of all varieties and you're helping save the world by buying them. Not bad for a weekend.

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday April 4th
Time: 9:30am - 5pm
Location: Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street

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