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Inkitab’s Price-Less Book Fair

07 Jun

Earlier this week a friend shared this on Facebook:

total fail

I spent the next few days super excited about it. How could I not be. It sounded too good to be true, super cheap books and as I went through the images on Inkitab’s Facebook page, the collection of used English novels seemed promising and pretty cool.

Before the event

Apparently though I’d been excited over nothing, the whole event, in my opinion, was a huge FAIL. It was completely disorganized, the books were categorized by price, not by topic & language, plus all the books were sold out before the first hour was over. I suspect that the good stuff was sold way before the fair even started. My friend and I got there a little after 5 and there was nothing left but crap. I feel sorry for the people who got there after seven.

The fair was set up on Paris Circle in Jabal Lweibdeh, which was way too small for the event given the amount of people who showed up, if you wanted to see what was left on the tables you had push through dozens of people just to be able to look over someones shoulder to see what was left.

Too many people, no room to see anything

I’m happy to say the afternoon didn’t go to waste, we ended up going to Mecca Mall, had coffee, walked around a bit and then went home. 

 
2 Comments

Posted by on June 7, 2012 in Random Blah

 

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2 responses to “Inkitab’s Price-Less Book Fair

  1. Shaden

    June 8, 2012 at 02:08

    I’m sorry you didn’t get to buy any good books. We didn’t expect this number of people to show up, and were quite shocked to see that at least 60% of the books (nearly 2700 in total) were sold only 30 minutes past 4! I hope this does not discourage you from attending such events in the future.

    Please help us improve the used book fair next time by filling out this evaluation form (in Arabic):

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEljRG5hNW5tYkJYSFNVUkhqV2FIbFE6MQ#gid=0

     
    • aussieforgood

      June 8, 2012 at 21:05

      Nope it doesn’t, I did learn from this though, and next time I’ll get there an hour before it starts. But I hope that next time you hold the event somewhere where there is more room for everyone to move around and look. Also you should categorize the books by subject and language, not by price. :)

       

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