Despite the awfully rain, I decided to drop by for the MPH warehouse sale going on just 10 minutes away from my house. While the rain reaked havoc on my clothes, it was truly a blessing in disguise. There weren’t many people there and I could shop very comfortably – almost as if I was in an air-conditioned MPH store. It was cooling and pleasant but I can only imagine how stuffy it can get on a warm day with a huge crowd.
There were rows and rows of books and a couple of tables filled with stacks of magazines. I was a bit disappointed to see very little books on crafts and arts but was pleasantly surprised at their cheap collection of dictionaries. Tried spotting one for Law but no luck there! I did, however, get away with a total book count of 13 and a damage of slightly over RM250 charged to my credit card. Thankgawd for warehouse sales!!!! Otherwise, I’d be paying an additional 40%!!!!
Yes, me + book warehouse sale = madness.
On my bed and waiting to be either shipped out as gifts or stacked away nicely in my mini-library book shelf are (can you guess who are getting the gifts?):
- Homicidal Pyscho Jungle Cat by Bill Watterson
- Encyclopedia of Quilting
- Beading for Beginners
- Central America On A Shoestring
- Stars (Collins Gems collection)
- Little Book of Science
- Little Book of Human Body
- Snow White and the Seven Drawfs
- The Little Mermaid
- The Emperor’s New Clothes
- The Incredible Present, and
- …another three more kiddie titles for my colleague
You’ll notice the lack of adult fiction titles here. I wasn’t looking for any fiction titles and saw no point in buying novels that I either had already read or had no interest in reading. The ones I wanted to read like Thomas Harris’ Hannibal Rising were being sold at RM40 or at retail price (I think) so it was a no go for me.
However, if you’re a parent like my colleague or am just shopping for kids, this is just the kind of thing you’d want to go to. Titles go for as cheap as RM3 (classic paperback literature) and RM7 (like the ones I bought) and there are more too. TinTin titles are on sale – the hardcopy 3-in-1 titles are going for RM40. Pretty nice price but I skipped those in preference for the French version and bandes desinees (sp?) (BD, aka French comics). Oh, Bill Waterson’s comics are going for RM20 per piece so hurry!
Hm…I wonder if I should drop by tomorrow again. Although I don’t really want to because I don’t have anything else to buy. Nil suddenly wants those TinTin thingies. Gah. =.=
ps: Payment by credit card is accepted (Visa/Master) and remember to find a LEGAL parking spot (you could try inside the building but you’ll have to pray hard or be super lucky like me).