Wainuiomata may get a bad rap for a number of reasons, but one thing that undeniably it does better than almost anyone else is book fairs. They usually have a great selection of books in relatively good condition, and the venue is never too crowded possibly as the location wards off some of those more aggressive at book fairs than in almost any other aspect of their lives.
This year, the book fair was a bit disappointing in some ways - smaller selections of books, some categories almost non existent, and some very dubious signage - but it still managed to surprise and be highly pleasant.
A big thank you to Stretch for getting me there when my car let me down, and a major thank you to LittleHall for finding me a cookbook that I have been needing for a while.
Verdict: Good, but not great. But at least there were no insane people with bullhorns and intercom systems - we have the Wellington Downtown Community Ministry book fair to look forward to for that. 7 pre-loved literature out of 10.