Wednesday 7th January 2015
Wednesday 7th January 2015 (a few hours later)
Friday 9th January 2015
Earlier this week a friend shared this on Facebook:
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.
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.
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.