Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Mountains of Books!

Don't forget this upcoming event

Used, rare & out-of-print book fair
Ferny Creek in the Yarra Ranges

Melbourne Cup Weekend – October 29 & 30, 2011

Mountains of Books, the annual bookfest organised by second-hand and specialist booksellers from the Yarra Ranges and beyond, will be held on Melbourne Cup weekend, October 29 and 30.

Since Mountains of Books was first held four years ago the book trade has undergone huge changes, with Kindles and Ipads now a large component of the new book market. However the thrill of a secondhand find is not part of the ebook revolution. Because of the paperless reading revolution, regional bookfairs continue to attract crowds of booklovers, enthused by the adventure of chasing an elusive title, reclaiming childhood favourites, or simply picking up holiday reading at a good price – books you don’t have to stop reading when the aircraft starts its descent.

With this in mind, Mountains of Books will continue to champion traditional bookselling by bringing together a dozen knowledgeable and friendly booksellers offering thousands of used and out-of-print titles, including an eclectic range of fiction and non-fiction titles including collectibles in genres such as children’s books, cookery, art, fashion, Australiana, gardening and militaria.

Mountains of Books will held in Ferny Creek, less than an hour east of the CBD, in a picturesque setting opposite Sherbrooke Forest, with ample parking, playground and picnic facilities on site. The tourist meccas of Sassafras and Olinda are a short drive away.

Further information: 
Meryll Williams         Rainy Day Books     03 9762 0862 

In brief:
4th annual used, rare & out-of-print book fair
Saturday October 29           10am – 4pm
Sunday October 30             10am – 4pm
Ferny Creek Recreational Reserve Hall, Cnr Hilton and Clarkmont Roads, Ferny Creek, 3786
(Melways map 75 D1).

Friday, September 23, 2011

Boxes of Books

You just never know when the book or books you've had sitting in a box at the back of the shop will suddenly "take off".

A customer came in yesterday and asked about some maritime journals. He'd recently been able to obtain 2 of the set and asked if he could put on order the balance, imagining that it would either take a long while to get them from overseas, or even that they would be scarce to find anywhere!

Imagine his surprise (and Meryll's) when he confirmed to her the author and the title of the series.  For Meryll had only to pop out of the back of the shop, pick up a box and bring it through to the surprised customer.   He was thrilled, because he was able to complete his set of 27 books all in one visit.

You just never know what you'll find in a box of books!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Ho there, me hearties!

Books come in all shapes, colours and forms.   Big, little, serious, funny.   Old, pre-loved and semi new.

The latest window display is already creating a lot of local interest.  It's not often you espy pirates in the local shopping centre.   But then, one can never predict what you'll see in the windows of Rainy Day Books, let alone the wonderful selection of books inside the shop.

Colourful, lots of small treasures hidden in amongst the display, and to top it off, books that will appeal to all ages.

Take time to visit the Window Display Pages.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fathers Day 2011

What a busy time in the shop leading up to Fathers Day.

Lots of Dads would have woken up early on Fathers Day being presented with a gift especially chosen by their kids.   Many would have received a book from the selection with a focus on "bloke" interests.   Have a look at the special Windows Pages as well.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Time flies, and it's now Spring

A couple of weeks have sped by between "posts".   The cooler weather has brought out many book lovers who have stocked up on regular specials and new authors that they've discovered.   The bookshop has been very busy, and even moreso with Father's Day this coming weekend.   In between times, here's a couple of photos of the selection of books presently available.