The book exhibition was held from Friday to Sunday in the town hall. It was
jointly organized by the Education Department and a local book shop. On the very
first day, I walked over to visit the exhibition immediately after school was
There were already many people at the exhibition. Most were school
children like me.
The good thing about exhibitions is that usually there are
free gifts and items on offer. This exhibition was no different. At a counter
near the entrance, I registered to be a member of the book shop and I received a
small calculator as a gift.
Inside the hall proper, I was amazed by the number
of books on display. There were books on computers, science, technology, music,
cookery, travel, business, self-help and general interests. Other types of
publications include encyclopaedias, maps, novels, greeting cards, magazines and
children's books. Also available were computer software, compact discs and other
items published in electronic media. The town hall was fairly large yet every
bit of space was made use of to display the items. Most of the items were
arranged in shelves or on tables.
I noticed that there was a crowd over at a
corner. So I ventured closer to have a look. As expected, items were on offer
there. No wonder there were so many people. Slowly I inched my way into the
crowd to look at the items.
After looking though the items, I purchased a CD
entitled "Our Solar System and Beyond". It was a good buy.
Next I moved on to
less crowded areas and look at the books. There were many that I would love to
get my hands on but alas my financial status did not allow it. So I browsed
through as many as I could. In that way I happily
whiled away a whole afternoon.
Time passed quickly. My watch showed
5.00 p.m. and I had not even seen half of the exhibition. Anyhow I had to get
home before my mother started wondering about me. I would have to come and visit
the exhibition another day. So reluctantly I stepped out of the town hall and
walked towards the bus stop.