I am not sure I can effectively describe how brilliant this morning was.
I went along, and wanted to make sure I was there at 09h00. I am nerdy like that.
The glory of walking into a small warehouse with trestle tables, with more books than you could easily set fire to. I started at the one side of one trestle table and worked my way through very systematically.
I brought along three of the canvas Woolworths bags – and thought that would be more than enough.
Who am I kidding? I filled two of them before I was even finished on trestle table one.
I loved it – everything about it. The helpers at the SALE were phenomenally friendly and helpful – it is the first day, and possibly by day three they will be slightly jaded and less friendly.
They kept offering me cupcakes!! Books and cupcakes – if they had swung around with a cup of tea, I might have kissed them with tongue right there and then at trestle table three.
I bought more books that I could ever read (as if!!)
I bought books for Xmas and birthday gifts. They had Gruffalo stuff there as well – I have realised I do not buy Gruffalo stuff for the kids, I actually buy it for me.
They had lots of children books, and I totally spent the children’s university fund on those.
I bought three books on how to discuss the subject of your children growing pu.bic hair and other fun stuff – so Connor will be in for a treat, from which he will want to die shortly.
To add to the spoils, they had a lot of the things they sell at Exclusive Books – the mugs, the reading lights, the iphone covers, bookmarks, key rings, and all of those cool things there was all – also calculated by weight! Can you say “going absolutely ape shit?”
I really really bought A LOT of stuff.
Way too much – I did get that frenzy behaviour and start to foam at the mouth —- but I am now going to start saving 10% of my salary towards the Exclusive Books SALE next year, so I am more prepared.
It is so worth a trip to the sale – prepare before hand.
Take some bags to carry your loot, take some water as at a point you start to feel dry mouthed and a bit panicked that you will not have the strength to make it through, but focus, and keep on!!! Do not take children with you – really they will distract you from you being able to pour over all the tables.
Have a bag that you can wear strapped across your chest or put your wallet in a fanny pack – keep your hands free, because at a certain point you will start behaving like a rabid-infected-book-monger.
I assume that they just keep bringing new stock through – while I was trying to pay, they kept arriving with STILL MORE THINGS. It was so difficult to leave.
Exclusive Books – fabulous flipping sale!! Definitely added as the highlight in my calendar.
If you are in Cape Town, if you can drive to Cape Town — get there —- now!!!