I took myself off to the MPH Clearance Sale yesterday. The fiction had been well and truly picked over, but there was plenty of stuff that I wanted, including three very useful books on writing.
I thought my real prize was Margaret Atwood's Writing with Intent : Essays, Reviews, Personal Prose but sadly I've just discovered that I have the book already under a different title Curious Pursuits (the British and Australian title). There was also a a Canadian edition containing many of the same essays called Moving Targets. Let the book buyer beware! Looks like this is a copy I will pass on - maybe at the next Readings.
I also found Sudanese author Leila Aboulela's The Translator, which looks my kind of read.
And cookbooks of course ... how can I resist? I wanted to buy up a whole lot more.
I was happy to see so many people buying books - the place was packed out, even on a weekday, and folks were veritably shoveling books into their baskets. And it was dusty, oh so dusty ...
So what did you guys get?