Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Verra Large June Book Haul

Hello hello hello, it's been a while guys. How are you all? 

I've come out of my lazy slump post uni with my LARGEST AND CHEAPEST BOOK HAUL to date. 22 books for the price of £24 if we're going to get mathematical here. (My bargain-hunting instincts are still screaming with giddiness).

Where might such sorcery be found, you ask? The UK Amnesty book sale in Blackheath.

Read on for pictures from the day, my book haul and when the next book sale will be taking place (because let's be real, that's what you're really here for aren't ya)?

This is the 42nd one to take place where new and old books are sorted into a wide range of categories such as fiction, non-fiction and children's books. 

All proceeds go to the Amnesty International but most importantly they give you FREE CAKE and refreshments to reward you for your book sale-ing. Now whose excited??

The atmosphere was very relaxed and kind of quiet as people were busy slanting their heads in angles that will hurt later to read the titles of books. I would say the majority of people were in their 30s to 40s but I'm not complaining since that left all the Young Adult releases for ME!

Housed in Blackheath's Church of the Ascension was probably an odd setting for a book sale where the pews acted as bookshelves and you had to squirm your way in or wait patiently for someone to finish browsing because it couldn't be a two-man business sharing a pew. 

There were 15,000 estimated books on sale that day and they raised £10,864 on the day to support human rights as well as received 150 signs for letters being sent to the UK government to support peace in Syria. Knowing your money was going somewhere that will help someone in another part of the world was really the true icing on the day. 

I loved how there were SO MANY VINTAGE BOOKS. One of my goals as a bibliophile is to build my library of vintage books and I'm so glad to have found a few for just a pound. I can't wait to go next time for more as well as Penguin's trademark orange classics.


This is what you've been kindly waiting for. From top to bottom, left to right:

1) Passenger by Alexandra Bracken - this was all over Instagram a few weeks back and I was practically jumping with delight when I found it. 
2) Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling
3+4) Sister Missing & Girl, Missing by Sophie Mckenzie  
5) The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson - this just came out the other week and I got it for a £1, like WHAT? 
6) Dragongly in Amber by Diana Gabaldon - my new obsession with Outlander needs a whole new blogpost but this was a no brainer purchase. 
7) Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
8) The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime by Mark Haddon
9) The Crow Girl by Erik Axl Sund - this is all the rage on Instagram right now and the U.K. edition is pretty. 
10) Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye 
11) The Fellowship of the Ring - J.R.R. Tolkien
12) In a Dark Dark Wood by Ruth Ware
13) Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
14) Eragon by
15) Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levitham
16 + 17) Jo's Boys & Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott 
18) Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
19) Oscar Wilde by
20) Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
21) Grimm's Fairy Tales by Brothers Grimm
22) Not pictured is a 2011 reprint of The 1964 Doctor Who and the Daleks story.

And that's it! I'm still reeling from the new conditions of these books besides the vintage ones as you can see from my face here:

The next Amnesty UK book sale will take place on Saturday 14th, November from 10am to 4pm at the Church of the Ascencion, Darthmouth Row, Blackheath, SE10 8BF.

Hope you can make it! Have you read any of the books pictured? Or which are on your wishlist to read/buy??

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  1. 22 books for £24?!! This is the ultimate book sale. You hit the jackpot girl!

    1. Hahha yes indeed! And I'm going again this Thursday!