In the Day of a Bibliophile


If you love reading books like I do, then you can relate to me when I say that book sales are one of the most exciting things that could happen to our kind! Book sales are filled with tonnes of books and amazing discounts and the crowd won’t even bother you, because buying that book at that best discounted rate is worth being trampled over.

So, the biggest, annual book sale was taking place at the Kandy City Centre (KCC) and you can bet that I went there on the very first day of the sale. I was joined by my good friend, Dilshan Senaratne who is the man behind The Smiling Toucan. We have been friends since Nursery and we have kept our lifelong friendship going because we have so much in common – including Taylor Swift and our love for books.

browsing through books
Dilshan Senaratne

As you enter the book sale you automatically connect with the vibe of the place. There were stores from reputed book shops like Sarasavi Book Shop and Vijitha Yapa Book Shop and almost all the shops had discounts of up to 20% which is a great deal. I also came across a few of my personal favourites which you should check out, if given the chance.

Harper Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

This is a famous book, mostly used for Literature in schools. But I didn’t have this for Literature and I just wanted to read the book and it was so worth it! It gives you great insight about racism and segregation in The United States in the 1930s.

Richard Branson
Screw business as usual by Richard Branson

Richard Branson – need I say more? If you want to be an entrepreneur someday, then his books are the motivation that you need to ‘just do it’.

So as our browsing was coming to a close we came across The British Council stall which was going all out in celebration the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter! You can bet anything that I squealed when I saw that there was a picture frame which was a perfect photo opportunity to a massive Potterhead and boy oh boy, did that not make my day.

poornima weerakoon

It was the icing on top of a very fabulous day with The Smiling Toucan. Many thanks to Dilshan for joining and me and please check out Part 2 of this blog post over on his site.

Show some love to Dilshan on his WordPress and Instagram.

Until next time… ciao!

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