In Nelson the Founders Annual Book Fair is a thing of beauty and longevity. I know: I went yesterday and bought 5 books for $9.00. The first Founders Book Fair was held on 25 June 1988. Now it continues for 10 days, with tables replenished daily. Frankly, it’s amazing. And look at that building!
My eclectic selection from the 2020 Founders Book Fair—books with a history of owners and readers. The original purchase was just the start of these books’ lives…
- Some of me Poetry by Pam Ayres: her very first collection, which shot her to instant fame
- Chrome by Paula Green, a beloved doyenne of poetry in New Zealand: see NZ Poetry Shelf
- An anthology of Macedonian poets because I do love reading poetry in translation
- Two books of jokes suitable for an eight-year-old boy: no shortage of farts here, I assure you.