Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Borders Blanchardstown

Borders bookshop in Blanchardstown is closing down. They have been running a half price sale for a few weeks now and there were reports of queues to get in to the shop and long delays at the tills.

I dropped in last Saturday. Plenty of books left but you have to search for what you want, category distinctions have become blurred. I found quite a number of poetry books left. The shop was busy but the queues for check out were quick. They are finally closing around August 8th.

I got a few books for half price. These included another rhyming dictionary, Cavafy Collected Poems, the new Heaney version of Henryson and a book I've been meaning to read for some time now: Robert Tressell's The Ragged Trousered Philantropists (1914).

You can get it as an e-book here. More information here. BBC Radio 4 broadcast the book in three episodes of an hour in length in 2008 and these may be available as audio downloads on the internet.

More to add to the MUST READ SOON pile.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Michael on your bargain hunting.