Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Wake County Annual Book Sale and Festival

What it is:  I have always loved a good booksale.  It's a great way to pick up children's books for your little ones and books on any topic that interests you like cooking, traveling, parenting, or running  (all topics I have browsed in the recent past).  This sale was one of the best booksales that I have ever been to.  It filled the entire state fairgrounds exposition center, rows upon rows of books.  As they say, so many books, so little time!

What we liked: While we would have liked more time to browse all of the book sections, the children's section was where we spent most of our time.  It was amazing!  There were so many children's books that I actually didn't have time to look through them all.  I pulled out a bag full and had to sit down in a corner, look through the books, and make sure which ones I wanted to save.  I found books on Thomas the Tank Engine, I-Spy books, board books, and books from some of my favorite authors.  The best part was that each children's book was only $1.  If we would have headed back on the bargain day, we would have been able to get a whole bag of books for $2 or a box for $5. 

Another great part of this books sale was the festival.  On Saturday when we went, they had a bunch of kids' activities in the front room including autograph signings from mascots, live music, small games with prizes, and crafts.  It added a little to the whole experience.

What we would change: The books in the children's section were all a bit jumbled.  It would have been nice if they had separated them a little more according to age.  The other disappointing part of this sale is the fact that it only comes around once a year!  (I wanted to make sure to include it anyway, just so the entry will be here for everyone when next year rolls around.)

Website and other important information: 


Address: The NC State Fairgrounds Exposition Center

Date: This year, the booksale took place on February 17-20.


1. Looking back at the whole sale from the kids' section

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