Every year we ask the students to help us expand our collection and you donate $1 for the SRR. Well, we had a bit of fun spending a tiny bit of that money before the holiday. A few eager readers and I borrowed the school van and went off on a shopping tour to a few bookstores.
First of all, let me just say a big thank you to the staff at Booker in Gadong for all their support and for developing their stock of young adult books. Booker now has the best selection in the country. It's because of people like our students who love books that I think they have started to stock the books we like. Also, I'm pleased to say their prices seem to have come down a bit.
Books at Booker are certainly much more reasonable than any other store in the country. We were absolutely shocked to discover that many of the books were 30% more expensive at that other chain shop that we all shop at! We still pay more for books here than in any other country in the world, but things are beginning to look up. Keep buying books and then, hopefully, the businessmen in the country will be able to cut their prices!
Anyway, we managed to get some more of the Mr Midnight books (they are still the best value for money) and we were able to fill a few holes in our collections. We picked up book 2 and 3 of the Faerie Wars books. So many girls read the first book and enjoyed it. They kept asking me about them so I just had to get them.
Also, in the next few weeks, try visiting the school library! We managed to get some new books for the library and they should be on the shelves soon. We got some of the best books you can imagine. We even got a copy of Hunger Games and Graceling. Can you believe that? I'll try to post a list soon.