I Was At The Big Bad Book Sale

Big Bad Book Sale at Amcorp Mall
The queue going into the Big Bad Book Sale at Amcorp Mall.
Photo by Wuan.

Wuan did not have to go to work last Friday. It was a public holiay. We planned our strategy to attack the Big Bad Book Sale at Amcorp Mall. I had to drag myself out of the bed at 8.30 am. We did not even have a decent breakfast. I parked the car outside Hong Leong Bank at Pandan Perdana. Wuan went to the wet market to get two packets of economy noodles. We ate in the car.

Big Bad Book Sale at Amcorp Mall
That is me with the Big Bad Wolf.
Photo by Wuan.

We reached Amcorp Mall at 10 am sharp. To our consternation, there were already more than 100 people waiting in the queue to get into the hall. I have never seen a queue this long. We stood in line waiting for our turn. By the time we reached the entrance, the queue had swelled to 200 people by my estimation. I looked at my watch. It was 10.30 am.

Big Bad Book Sale at Amcorp Mall
The crowd inside the Big Bad Book Sale hall.
Photo by Wuan.

The crowd inside the hall doubly as many in the queue. We spent almost three hours there browsing from aisle to aisle rummaging through the stacks of books. The only books we particularly wanted to get were the Asterix comics. I am particularly fond of Obelix and his cute puppy. Apparently, all the copies were snapped up by the time we found our way to the comics section.

Big Bad Book Sale at Amcorp Mall
The books we bought from the Big Bad Book Sale.

All in, we bought thirty over books that fitted nicely into one carton box. I do not need to buy anymore books to read for the next three years. The books from the Pearson and Penguin Books Warehouse Sale are still begging to be read. I have only finished two books from that batch. In between that, I have read The Time Traveler’s Wife and am currently reading Holder of the White Lotus.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

2 thoughts on “I Was At The Big Bad Book Sale”

  1. Thank God I didn’t go, Peter. I actually intended to go at 10am sharp, but looking at the queue, I’m thanking my lucky stars. =)

    Well, I guess everyone will trample over each other whenever there are discounts on items like books. =D

    The wait in the queue was not that bad. It cleared by 12 noon and anybody who went after that got in without the need to queue. And everyone was well-behaved, no trampling whatsoever. Book lovers are cultured people. 🙂

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