Wednesday, 29 April 2015

It's all about books and photographs.

Last week before going to the cinema we went for a while to the Central Library. There was this event "Give books a second life" which was giving away books from the library for free. Those books were either books the library didn't want any more and some were donations from various places and people.
I was happy to see so many young people waiting eagerly to get their free books. We waited with hubby and a couple of friends and here's what we got.
Yes, I know what you are going to say. That I got too many books. Each person was entitled to three free books. Hubby and I got ours but then they brought English books that seemed that no one was interested in so I had to take them home with me!
Then on Saturday we went to the Merimna charity bazaar at the harbour.
The views of the city from the harbour were fantastic!
In the entrance there was this strange creature! It's an exchange library! You leave a book and you get a book.
I didn't have any books to leave so I simply didn't take any. But as I went to the bazaar the next day too I left a couple of books and got these.
I got the funny book for hubby as he would probably find it interesting and could get some ideas for shadow puppets through it. I got the English book for me. I also got the 84, Charing Cross Road because I had seen the movie and would love to read the book. That book is a Bookcrossing book so I joined in the Bookcrossing site too. Bookcrossing is a good way to leave books around for the people to find and read and keep or circulate around too. I am planning to free some books myself since I found this now too.
The Merimna bazaar was excellent. There were lots of activities for children to do and lots of books, clothes and accesories for people to buy.

Here are the books I got.
On the first day. Each book was half a euro or one euro.
 I couldn't leave a shadow puppetry novel of course.
 And on the second day you got two books and one for free so I got lots more. In total for 15 euros I got 26 books. Can you tell I was happy? I will be reading all summer at the beach house.

 I also got a couple of bags and scarves.Again you bought two plus one for free.  The Cute as a button is an Accesorize bag and was 2 euros. I am already using this at school.
There was a lot of jewelry too and although I don't wear much I could give these away as gifts.

After the first day at the bazaar we visited the Photography Museum which is inside the harbour too.My niece is a volunteer there.
There was an interesting exhibition called Recorded Memories-Europe Southeast.
Here are a couple of photos from the exhibition.







We also walked all around the harbour taking pictures.


Can you see the rainbow?

And finished off with some great coffee.

8 comments:

Brigitte Lepoix said...

We never have enough books, we also have quite an amount as we both read quite a bit. I read both english and french books, it's become a game, I switch from one to the other, that way I'm never bored. :)

Ο κόσμος της Ράνιας said...

Έχει πολύ ενδιαφέρον η ανταλλαγή των βιβλίων, γίνεται και εδώ. Μου άρεσαν πολύ και οι ασπρόμαυρες φωτογραφίες του Μουσείου και τα κοσμήματα που πήρες !!! Καλά διαβάσματα σου εύχομαι και καλή Πρωτομαγιά !!!!

Cathy Park said...

Wow! So many books! I don't have space for many more books so the only way I could give more of them a home would be by swapping some. I'll be interested to see what you think of Cloud Atlas; I loved it but my son hated it and didn't finish reading it. Shortly after reading it I saw that our library had put it up for sale. They always have sale books, usually less than a pound and mostly even less than 50 pence. Maybe the other borrowers didn't like Cloud Atlas too???

eleanna said...

Too many books Ariadne! Too many! I hope you will enjoy them fully *Cute, happy background for your blog ;)

Iris mama goes vintage said...

Τη όμορφη ανάρτηση Αριάδνη μου, αγαπώ τα βιβλία και τις φωτογραφίες!!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

That looks like it was quite a sale. I love books. I rarely buy them new, but will grab them up at a yard sale. Enjoy reading.

Thalia Tzellou said...

Αχ τι ωραία που πήρες τόσα βιβλία Αριάδνη μου!!Λατρεύω κι εγώ το διάβασμα και ξέρω τι χαρά δίνει να πάρεις ένα καλό βιβλίο!! Πολύ ωραία τα κοσμήματα και το μουσείο φωτογραφίας!! Φανταστικές οι φωτογραφίες της Θεσσαλονίκης!! Είναι μαγευτική πόλη!! Φιλάκια πολλά!!

Christina Andromeda said...

Η καλύτερη βόλτα! Καφεδάκι παζάρι και ψώνια! πωπω Χαίρομαι που μπήκε το σταντ, θα πάω να αφήσω ένα βιβλίο με την πρώτη ευκαιρία.