The Boekenfestijn are basically book fairs with books for cheaper prizes than in the book stores.I think these books are being bought up in bulk so they can sell them cheaper. Some do have damages and things so I think that is also why they are cheaper. They are held throughout the year in various places. They have a lot of different things. Fiction, non-fiction, young adult, comics, notebooks etc. They also have a good portion in English. It is a pretty great place to spend some time as a bookworm. We go each year.
We went to one earlier this year in another nearby city where I had already gotten 15 books.This time we came home with 16, and a few comics. I didn’t mean to got so many books! I only wanted to look for a few specific things I regretted not grabbing the last time. But then I saw books that weren’t there the last time.
As always the links lead to their Goodreads page.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen *couldn’t find my copy on goodreads
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
Emma by Jane Austen
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
The Lost World and Other Short Stories by Arthur Conan Doyle
English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs
Tales from the Arabian Nights by Andrew Lang
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgens Burnett
★ These were the reasons I wanted to go back. I had a few of these Wordsworth Classics from our previous trip, and since they are so nice and so cheap, we wanted more. These were 2 Euro a piece. That is pretty great! And they are so pretty. Especially the white ones.
Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
★ I also came across this one and couldn’t pass it up. It was also 2 Euro!
Fiction & Non-Fiction
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer (Mara Dyer 1) by Michelle Hodkin
★ I had actually started reading this book on Pulseit when it was on there as the weekly free full book, when we went to the Boekenfestijn. Since I was liking what I was reading so far, I picked it up.
Fire (Graceling Realm 2) by Kristin Cashore
★ I recently read Graceling and liked it. Though that copy is in Enlish and smaller, I don’t mind that this copy is in Dutch. They can be read seperate so they don’t need to stand next to each other.
Birth of a Killer (The Sage of Larren Crepsley 1) by Darren Shan
★ I had already noticed last time they had a bunch of different Darren Shan hardcovers. Then I saw that a stack of one of the books had a sticker of signed which I hadn’t seen there before.
How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell
★ My husband and I both really loved the How to Train Your Dragon movie, and I’ve been wanting the book it was based on. I’m not too fond of it having the movie cover, but ah well.
The Fiend and the Forge (The Tapestry 3) by Henry H. Neff
★ I have the first book of this series, though I have yet to read it. It was cheap and hardcover so I got it. Initially I thought it was the second one but it is the third. Ah well.
Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre by Christopher Dell
★ This is the first book that I picked up when I was there. It is gorgeous and no picture does it justice! It was only 1 Euro.
Avatar: The Last Airbender. The Promise. Volume 1 and 2
★ These were actually the most expensive of the bunch. They were packed together for 15 Euro. Still cheaper than if we got them seperate. The husband and I both enjoyed Avatar: The Last Airbender. And Maarten is more of a comic reader than a book reader anyway.
★ These were for my husband. He has a bunch of Donald Ducks (and Suske and Wiske’s).
So there you have it. My second book haul of this month. If you are Dutch, have you ever been to the Boekenfestijn? If you aren’t Dutch, does your country have something similair? Have you read any of the books I’ve gotten?