Mid Century book bonanza

January 20, 2013 at 8:46 am 1 comment

Yesterday I escaped the 35-degree heat with a few hours fossicking through the zillions of books at the Lifeline Bookfest at South Brisbane – the icy air was most welcome! It was a case of quality over quantity for me this time around… I found a second edition of John Fowles’ The Collector in very good nick and also a 1950 children’s book called The Monster Horse with this striking cover.

Mid Century books

At the bottom of a box of hideous 1980s sewing patterns (lots of giant shoulderpads – yick!) I found a 1960s knitting pattern that I’ll put away until I re-learn how to knit properly – I love the top half of the suit featured on the back. The best find of all was this 1960s textbook that’s all about the fabrics of the previous few decades – how to identify fabric types, how they’re made, how to best care for them and what to use to remove nasty stains. What a fantastic resource!

Mid Century books

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  • 1. Cassie  |  January 20, 2013 at 9:47 am

    These covers are to die for, absolutely!

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