Twice a year Brisbane holds what is touted as the biggest secondhand book sale on earth, the Lifeline Bookfest with over 1 million books covering over a football field of space. Twice a year I drag my little shopping trolley along and join the feeding frenzy. I call myself the bag lady. Today was the last day, everything half price and even fill a bag for $5. (The bargain hunter in me was out!) 10 bags later and dozens of retro design books, boys and girls annuals, craft books and vintage Penguins I was filthy but happy. Four hours of bibliophile bliss. I need a nap. Here are just some of the beauties I found.
You know what this means though. More retro posts! My favourite of the lot is a book of dissertations from 1896. Someone has covered it in this wonderful pink brown and white chevron fabric many years back. Now it’s all beautifully worn and stained.
Bring on the retro posts mid-century girl!
Oh my God, how I would have loved to be there!! I wish there was something like that around here. I would have filled a whole car with books!
This is soooo great. we only have Strand book store in NY but I wish I was there!
OMG are you ever lucky! That must have been so much fun to dig through all those books! I can’t wait to see what retro posts you come up with now that you have so much reference material (if only scanning wasn’t such a pain in the butt).