Big Book Sale: Ongoing Through This Week

April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm 32 comments

Don’t forget to visit the Library each afternoon for the Big Book Sale located in the main reading area, with many titles as low as $1.00 or 50¢, and all proceeds to go toward the Needy Pupil Fund. I managed to find a like-new hardcover copy of Michael Pollan’s The Omnivore’s Dilemma for only $5, which was a steal!

(Photographs by Lu Wen Hao (2I314))


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  • 1. Seah Shun Zhou 2a2  |  April 20, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I think that this big book sale is very interesting and it is very useful to us, students. As books these days are getting more and more expensive, we do not want to spend our money on books. However, this book sale let Hwa Chong students to buy books at very cheap prices like 50cent or $1. Even the most expensive book is $5! Thus, i strongly encourage everyone to visit the book sale now!

  • 2. Per Sheng Xiang  |  April 20, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I myself also agrees that the book sale is very meaningful. The money earned will be given to the Needy Pupil Fund, and we could get ourselves some good books while donating at the same time, isn’t that killing two birds with one stone? Also, books there are available at very low prices and there are a variety of books. Therefore, I really encourage everyone to have a look at the book sale, as the prices are really worth it and we can also contribute to the funds.

  • 3. Soon Wei Jun  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Personally, I feel that the ongoing book sale is both meaningful and beneficial. It is meaningful in the sense that the funds will be given to the Needy Pupil Fund. It is also very beneficial, as it allows students, or even parents, to buy books at low prices. This was exactly the book sale was about. I think that the school should hold more of such events, so as to promote reading in our students, instead of just relying on the “reading period” to do the job.

  • 4. Lim Zheng Xiang  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Book sales are often opportunities where we can find our favourite books while exploring new ones at affordable prices. At this book sale, I found different types of interesting books which i could not find in the book stores out at the public. Thus this book sale has presented me a fabulous chance to get beneficial novels and books at reasonable prices. Other than expanding our knowledge and exposing us to different books, this book sale also serves as a charity fund to raise funds for the Needy Pupil Fund. This is simply allowing us to help the needy while exposing ourselves to various types of books at the cheapest prices which we could find. Thus I strongly urge everyone to drop by the book sale at the library before it ends. Even if you do not purchase any books, I believe you could still be exposed to various books from different authors. Well, if you manage to, it could help both the needy and yourself in different ways

  • 5. Ethan Teo  |  April 20, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    I think this book sale is very good and useful to many of us. I heard from my friends that there was a great variety of books there! I feel that we should take some time off our busy schedule and take a look at the book sale and try to buy good books. Also, the money we pay would be used for a very meaningful and good cause-Needy pupil fund. So, I will definitely go there and take a look at the books and I urge everyone who reads this comment to also have a look at the book sale and help to contribute to the needy as well as to get a good book for your own reading pleasure!

  • 6. Benedict Chin 2A2  |  April 20, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Book sales, with so many various titles, at so cheap prices, in the Kong Chian Library is a good buy. The books arranged in the sale are interesting novels, and story books, at very cheap and reasonable prices. These books, which either bring us delight, or educational value, is sold to everyone to raise funds for the Needy Pupil Fund. Yes, therefore it benefits everyone. Some novels here are real difficult to find, and by pricing the books at such cheap prices, it is considered to be ‘stealing’ them! I think the books are not arranged orderly, or rather, very messily. Probably it is the people who browse through the books who do not take responsibility and place the books back where they were. But anyway, do pay a visit to the sale, take a look at all the variety of books, novels they sell. This book sale is generally interesting, because of the really cheap prices, and the great variety of books offered.

  • 7. Rosalind Lee  |  April 21, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Glad that the students found the sale to be a “steal”. I am hoping that more contributions (as in used books) will come in even after the sale so that we can have a fresh supply for next year’s sale.
    Here’s to Reading!

  • 8. Koh Ling Tian  |  April 21, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    This book sale is definitely different from other book sales – such low prices and the proceeds going to Needy Pupil Fund, but it seems irony. At low prices, not much money can be earned from the sale, which means lesser donation to the Needy Pupil Fund. However, on the other hand, it benefits us by allowing us to get books without spending much money. For those who doesn’t have the time, it would not be possible to finish a book with a very long story borrowed from the library. Even if it is possible, you would have rushed through the story. Owning a book let us enjoy the story at any pace we like. If we want, we can also read the story again and again, unlike library books. Also, the books should be arranged properly so that it would be easier to browse through them.

  • 9. Terrence Lim  |  April 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Personally, I find that this book fair is quite meaningful as it promotes reading and also raises funds for the Needy Pupil Fund at the same time. I also find that this is a good time to grab some new books as how often can you find books at such cheap prices. A suggestion from me is that book fairs like this can be held more often so that students can buy books at cheaper prices more often.

  • 10. Chng Ren Kai  |  April 21, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    The big book sale, was a fantastic event. Several types of books were available, ranging from fiction to non-fiction, thin to thick, light-hearted to sombre books. While the buyers purchase books, the money collected are donated to the Needy Pupils Fund, which is a very good way to accomplish more things with less effort. I feel that there can be more of these book sales as they allow students to be exposed to a larger variety of books.

  • 11. Mark Soh  |  April 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    I was there with one of my classmates that day and I have to say that it is a rather meaningful way of raising funds for the needy students. Not only are the books beneficial to us, but the money that we pay for it is also beneficial for others too. Moreover the books were of a large variety, both chinese and english books were available and comics were there too! I really hope to have more events like this, it always helps to have more books at home.

  • 12. Ambrose Chua 2A2  |  April 22, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    I feel that this book sale which was at the Library was very meaningful and The money earned will be donated to the Needy Pupil Fund, and at the same time we could get ourselves some good books; killing two birds with one stone! I found many different types of interesting books at this book sale which I would most probably not be able to find in the book stores outside in Singapore. Hence this book sale has offered me a great chance to get interesting and beneficial novels and books at very cheap prices compared to popular or other book stores.

  • 13. Yeo Eng Chow  |  April 22, 2011 at 2:37 pm

    I was there at the book sale and I really appreiciated the fact that many people had donated those books . They were playing a part in helping the more needy students and also playing a part in saving the environment. Also, most of the books were in very good condition, but their prices have been reduced to below two dollars this shows how much the books could have helped one to save a great deal of money. Last year, I was also at the book sale where I spotted my friend’s textbook (Her name was on it). Then again this year, i saw her book again this shows that the books are not thrown away when not sold but kept to the next sale until another person needs it and buys it. Rather than throwing those books away, they are sold to be reused, this plays a great part in conserving our environment.

  • 14. Lin Wei Chen(2P4)  |  April 22, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    This booksale is very beneficial. Students get to buy different books at prices that are mainly below $2. There are paperback books too. The money collected are contributed to the Needy Pupil Fund. When buying a book, students in turn also help others. Buying books from the sale is really a ‘steal’. I hope there will be more books contributed so that next year’s sale will have even more varieties of books.

  • 15. Ryan Ong 2A2  |  April 22, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I found this big book sale very useful and beneficial. All the money collected from this book sales would be kindly donated to the Needy Pupil Fund. The books sold there are also very cheap and very worth the money despite the fact that some of them could be very old already. They are being sold at unbelievable prices at the cheapest being 50¢ and the most expensive only $5. I myself also did go and take a look at the books and managed to get a good buy. I hope that next year, such an event would be organised again and there will be a greater variety of books available.

  • 16. Shie Yu Hao  |  April 22, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I was there at the book sale and I was amazed at the qualities of the books. It has a variety of collections which are interesting books written by famous authors. I am glad that people actually donated their books in to raise funds for needy pupil. Such act of kindness should be spread throughout our school, so that everyone could also do what they can to help the needy raise funds. The best part is, all the books are mostly below $2, how on Earth could you find a book in a good condition, with very good content at below $2? This is a gift from the god, everyone. I bought one book too, so that I hope that more people would be like me!

  • 17. benjamin ung 2o4  |  April 23, 2011 at 12:27 am

    In my opinion, I find this event very meaningful as it encourages students to buy books they are interested in at a very discounted price. Books such as the Outsiders we sold at prices as cheap as 50cents. This enables students to actually own the books of thier interest and would allow them to develop a greater passion in reading books. To conclude, I think this event is very good and there should be more of such in the near future.

  • 18. Chan Chia Ler (2p401)  |  April 23, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I feel that this book sale is very beneficial and meaningful. I was there at the sale, and I saw books of all kinds, sold at extremely low prices. Most of the books are still in good condition, and some of the books, which are written by famous authors, cost only a few dollars! How are we able to get books of such quality at such low prices? This is really an extremely precious and wonderful book sale for everyone. We increased our mastery of the english language, we saved some money, and helped others through the needy student fund! This idea is very good, as we gained while helping others, and this can be seen as a win-win situation. I really appreciated this book sale, most of the time, after we bought a book, we read it once or twice and just leave it on our book shelve or throw it away. But through this book sale, we benefited from others’ books, and other people benefited from our donation! I really hope that this type of book sale are held more frequently, so that by the time we finished reading the books that we bought in the book sale this time, another book sale had started, and we can contribute our books, and get new books. Overall, I am very grateful to this book sale, as I really gained much from it

  • 19. anthony low 2a2(25)  |  April 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    i feel that this event is very meaningful and useful in one way or another. firstly, it is very meeaningful as all the money collected in the sales will go to the Needy Pupil Fund. it is useful as it encourages us to read more and read widely. i am amazed when i find out that the books on sale are as low as $0.50. i never thought that books can be so cheap yet entertaining. i really regretted not going to buy one. i wasted this golden chance. as books in bookshops are priced at above $10. if there is such a event next year, i am sure i will be one of the first to check those books out.

  • 20. Benjamin Chua (2P4)  |  April 23, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I feel that the big book sale is a great event. The reason I say this is because, firstly, it sells interesting books and some old books that you will not find easily at other book stores at a cheap and affordable price. Secondly, this helps to promote reading among students. Thirdly, this helps to raise funds for needy pupils as a the money profited from the Big Book Sale would be donated to the Needy Pupil Fund. I feel that we should hold such event more often as it is very beneficial and I look forward to the next Big Book Sale.

  • 21. Gerald Tan  |  April 23, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I really feel that the big book sale is a really good way of raising money as well as keeping the planet green! First of all, this event is really beneficial as the money raised will go to the the needy pupil fund. Not only that, by donating books to the book sale, others will have a chance of reading something new and they get to buy the books at a really low price! This is definitely a win-win situation! I truthfully feel that this event is a great idea, it might seem to be just a simple event but there are so many people who gain from this event! I hope even more people will come down to participate in this event the next time. Let’s promote reading and raise funds at the same time!

  • 22. Jian Xian 2A2  |  April 24, 2011 at 11:33 am

    I think this book sale is very good and useful to all of us. I feel that the big book sale is a wonderful way to raise donation and to promote reading. It has a wide range of books which are very informative. Just by spending 50 cents to a dollar for a good book, and at the same time helping other people, I feel that it is a good deal.My friends told me that the books there were interesting and informative and that it should not be missed. Thus thanks to my friend, I managed to get a good book from the sale. I will certainly go and check out the book sale next year! I hope that next year, there will be a greater variety of books available.

  • 23. Javier Toh 2A2 (14)  |  April 24, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    On 21 April, i went to the book talk at kong chian library and after the talk i went to have a look at the book sale.The books are not arranged properly which gives me the feeling of being in a “market” which sells books and the prices of the book are very cheap just like how the price differ from supermarts and wet markets.I feel that using books to raise funds is very good as many people would spend money on books compared to games and the books are sold at very cheap prices.These type of book sale are very rare unless you go all the way to bugis so i hope that there would be more of these book sale especially if they are used to raise funds for a good cause.

  • 24. Lin Weihan  |  April 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm

    I think that the Big Book Sale is very successful, since the books sold are cheap and will thus encourage us students to buy them, since we have limited amount of pocket money. It also helps to promote good reading habits, and if we choose a book that we enjoy,we might start to read more and more, this will increase our knowledge and our writing skills. Also, the money collected goes toward the Needy Pupil Fund, which I think is a very good idea. However, I think that maybe some posters can be put up outside the library as students might forget about it. The poster can remind them that the Big Book Sale is going on. I think that more book sales can be put upto promote reading and help those in need.

  • 25. Chong Chee Yuan 2P403  |  April 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I feel that this event is very meaningful. We could go there and have the books for such a cheap price which is rarely anywhere. This can help to promote reading of books, which is really true as I would consider buying some books. Also, as the money would go to the Needy Pupil Fund, this is meaningful as well. I really hope that the book sale would last longer or make it a weekly affair in the library.

  • 26. Ng Jing Heng 2P4  |  April 24, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I agree with most of the other students that this book sale is very successful and beneficial. It encourages many to read more as they may think that buying a new book is expensive and are afraid that they might forget to return it when borrowed from a library. This book sale is also a good way of saving the earth as well as helping needy pupils.

  • 27. Koh Jing Yuan 2A2  |  April 24, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I think that this library book sale is very beneficial to us as most of us do not have the time to go down to a library to borrow books. With this book sale, we can purchase books at a low price and we do not have to take time out to go return books. This greatly encourages students to read more books. Buying these books not only encourages us to read, the money used to buy these books also go to the Needy Pupil Fund which makes this event really meaningful.

  • 28. Haung Tianle 2O4 10  |  April 24, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    I feel that organizing a book sale in our very own KC library is a very good ideas. Selling book at a price of between 50 cents to 5 dollars can promote reading as students would be tempted to go down and just grab a few books given the low price and the proceeds were also going towards the Needy Pupil Fund. However, when I visited it after the talk by Dave Chua and Koh Hong Teng on the first day, I realized that there was hardly any people there, I feel that more advertisement should be done like for example pasting posters around the school as the only form of notice of such an event is mostly only through EMB and our LA teachers.

  • 29. Leow Yong Heng (2p412)  |  April 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I think that this big book sale is very successful as it does not only allow us to purchase books which cost as low as 50 cents, but also be doing a good deed as all the money earned would go to the Needy Pupil Fund. Furthermore, this event can also encourage more pupils to start reading books more often. It is an event that everyone cant bear to miss!

  • 30. Jordan Flyhighhigh Leong  |  August 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I really enjoyed the book sale as I managed to pick up some good book that i had been wanting to read but cannot bear to fork out the money. The prices at which the books were sold were very attractive and the best thing is that the more books we buy, the more money the school has for the Needy Pupil fund. This is a win-win situation where the students are being encouraged to read while the Fund also gets support. Therefore, I support the big book sale and hope that the school library would continue to hold these events. I feel that the big book sale really gives us the opportunity buy a few good books that are beneficial to us but would not cost us too much. It was unfortunate that I was unable to go on the first few days and by the time I went, there were very few books left.

  • 31. samuel  |  August 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    I feel that the book sale is both is very beneficial. As firstly it helps by raising funds for the Needy Pupil Fund, helping others while helping ourselves as the big on sale has a large variety and it would certainly interest anyone encouraging them to read more books. Hence more of such events should be organised as many parties benefit from it.

  • 32. Ng Guang-An 2O4 20  |  August 19, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I feel that this event is a good idea, as this not only helps to raise funds for the needy, but also to encourage students to read more. By selling books at dirt-cheap prices, more students would be encouraged to buy and read them. I strongly regret missing out on this year’s book sale and I hope that there will be more in the future.


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