For a book lover there is absolutely no place better to spend a day than a well-stocked bookstore, except maybe a warehouse full of books. Having that many books around you at once is pure bliss, and the buildings that house it all open just six times a year.
Behold! The Green Valley Book Fair!
Yes, I know. It doesn't look like much, but trust me when I say it's awesome. (There is another whole warehouse sized building to the right there.) It's located in western Virginia, and there is a cow pasture next door. However, they have a little bit of everything and advertise over 500,000 unique titles per opening. It's a danger zone for any voracious reader with a little cash to spare.
It's a little over an hour and a half drive to the Book Fair from my house but it's well worth it, so this past Wednesday I hopped in the car and headed out. I know you're shocked. Me? Drive? Noooooo.
I normally go on the first day of the fair because the selection is larger. They still had plenty of stuff though. See?
I left with two giant bags of books. It wasn't the most I've ever come away with, but it was a good haul. I also found something else cool and I bought one to give away to one lucky reader. It's a "got books?" hoodie!
They only had one color, and, despite the picture messing up the color a little, it is pretty. It's like a goldenrod yellow and it's size XL. (A small XL.) Just fill out the form below and enter for your chance to win. You want this hoodie as part of your bookish wardrobe!