Friday, February 11, 2011
The Book Fair
The public spirited couple who set up the website www.madaboutmessinia.com publicise through it roughly bi-monthly "Book Fairs". Venues change for each event. Today's was at Hercules' Bar in Methoni. For british folk resident here the book fairs provide both a dumping place for unwanted books and a source of new reading. All books are sold for just one euro. The profits are sent to a local charity; presently, I believe, the Mayor of Kalamata's charity for disadvantaged children. The book fairs also serve as a social focus, rather in the way that christenings, wedding and funerals did in the lost land of my birth.