Saturday, October 15, 2011


A section of the hall at the sale last Thursday.
As an avid reader and a book lover, I would be failing my duty if I didn't remind you of the BIG BAD WOLF BOOK SALE. The world's super duper annual book sale is back. This weekend sees the final two days of the sale.

I was there a few days ago, and I can tell you, it's massive. It's not an advertising gimmick when BookXcess markets the sale as the world's biggest and cheapest book sale. There are over a 1.5 million books up for grabs at unbelievably reduced prices - up to 95% off!

This book sale is NOT for the faint-of-heart or the weak-of-knees. So if you are thinking of checking it out, here's my advice.
  • Plan for at least 3 hours there. I could easily spend the whole day there and more.
  • Bring some drinking water. There's a makeshift cafeteria outside the hall and also snacks on sale inside the hall.
  • Bring a trolley, unless you want a good muscle workout for your arms.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • Bring a small foldable stool unless you don't mind sitting on the floor to rest.
  • Remember to bring your credit card. Bear in mind the queues for cash payments are much shorter.
  • If you are going with friends or family members, have a strategy in place to save time and to ensure you don't miss out on any must-have books.
  • When in doubt about a book, pick it up first or you'll never find it again later. You can always do a final check of your selections before going to the cashier.
    Some of my purchases - all hard covers priced at (from left) RM12, RM8 and RM8.
    (RM1=US$0.30, RM1=S$0.40)
    Books make wonderful Christmas gifts for the little ones. Prices range from RM1 to Rm5 for these books I got for my grandchildren.

    Thousands of titles in the cookery books and biographies sections. Hard cover coffee table books like these were going for a song - only RM20!
    Not sure how to get there? Here's the map. Head for UPM Serdang, then follow the directions. Better still, use your GPS.
    Hope you find lots of great bargains. HAPPY BROWSING at the sale! 

      1 comment:

      dla seniora said...

      Jamie, Nigella cooking books - great ideas for gifts!:) Thanks!