Scooped up some books at the MPH warehouse sale yesterday.
The current sale differs from past MPH warehouse sales in that it is the distributor's sale (as opposed to the bookshop sale - MPH is both). The books are not only brand new but in some cases so new I haven't seen them in the bookshops yet.
And this is the first warehouse sale that actually takes place ... in a warehouse! Quite a crowd turned up and many people were buying by the boxload.
There were some generous reductions. I bought both parts of Adibah Amin's As I Was Passing for just RM16 each, a Collins Malay-English dictionary ('cos I lost my last one!) for RM10, Brickfields: A Place, A Time, A Memory by Balan Moses (RM22 down from RM30), and a hardback copy of Malaysian novelist Tinling Choong's Firewife for RM47 (price on Amazon is $21=RM73). All stuff I very much wanted.
Parking is a real nightmare. I left my car outside a building supplies store a couple of streets away and ran away from the security guard!
Aren't these copies of Collector's Library classics so pretty all piled up? Almost felt like buying them all as a piece of installation art. They cost RM9.90 each. I bought Nathaniel Hawthorn's The Scarlet Letter and Melville's Moby Dick. Things I should have read but haven't.
The sale ends tomorrow, and you can read more about it in the Metro section of the Star.
If you went - what did you buy???