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[BHE 292] Big Bad Wolf Book Fair in Malaysia (Part 1 of 2)

BBW Book Fair Malaysia

Myra here.

Every Sunday, we make it a point to share our (fairly) recent book acquisitions and our book hunting expeditions. We feature books that managed to find their way into our hands and our shelves either through covert or legitimate means (hehe). This week is extra special because apart from being Christmas Eve (which means our home will be filled with books because as people from Iceland claim it’s Jolabokaflod period), I am also sharing my book loot from the recent Big Bad Wolf Book Fair which happens once a year in Malaysia.

Big Bad Wolf Book Fair in Malaysia 2017

My family and I made a long weekend of it – leaving early Friday morning by bus and coming back home Sunday morning, arriving here in Singapore with my new babies in the evening. Most of the books are worth 10 Malaysian Ringgit (roughly S$3). Some of the graphic novels I got are a tad more expensive, particularly the boxed sets of Stephen King (roughly S$70 – its original price though, if you can find it at all, is over 200 dollars), but since they are unavailable in Book Depository or anywhere else that I know of, they remain a bargain.

And so, on to my loot!


I thought I better begin with the notebooks and the colouring books. I am a huge sucker for notebooks, and so when I found these, especially the Shaun Tan notebooks (which I bought for 10-15 dollars a piece when I was overseas, and which was being sold for 3 dollars in this fair), I nearly shrieked out loud.

Graphic Novels, Illustrated Books, Picturebooks

So these babies are huge and extremely heavy, and the most expensive of all my loot. But boy, I am sure to kick myself in the head if I didn’t purchase them. I know that they are rare editions, and they are so gloriously beautiful: The Dark Tower 2-Book Omnibus by Stephen King, Robin Furth, Peter David, Jae Lee and Richard Isanove.

The Stand 2-Book Omnibus by Stephen King, Aguirre-Sacasa, Perkins and Martin.

And here are some snapshots from the inside of The Stand:

I know I know, it’s absolutely gorgeous.

The Gloomster by Ludwig Bechstein and illustrated by Axel Scheffler and Translated by Julia Donaldson.

Leo Geo And His Miraculous Journey Through The Center Of The Earth by Jon ChadCurious Creatures: A Mix And Match book by Agnese Baruzzi.

Magical Creatures Handbook by Booqs.

Just to show you how awesome the Booqs handbook is, here are some inside photos:

Exquisite Corpse by Penelope BagieuWarren The 13th And The All-Seeing Eye by Tania Del Rio and Will Staehle.

Weird Mysteries Volume One Pre-Code Classics by James Heath Lantz, The Graphic Canon Of Children’s Literature edited by Russ Kick.

Angry Little Girls In Love by Lela LeeStill Angry Little Girls by Lela Lee.

Climate Changed: A Personal Journey Through The Science by Philippe SquarzoniDeogratias: A Tale Of Rwanda by Stassen.

The Rime Of The Modern Mariner by Nick HayesIron Or The War After by S. M. Vidaurri.

Aya De Yopougon by  Marguerite Abouet and Clément OubrerieHalf World by Hiromi Goto and Jillian Tamaki.

Alice Through The Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Robert Ingpen.

William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet edited by Mario Digangi and illustrated by Kevin StantonMuch Ado About Nothing edited by Robert S. Miola and illustrated by Kevin Stanton.

Dork Diaries: Drama Queen by Rachel Renée RussellDork Diaries: Puppy Love by Rachel Renée Russell.

Literary Novels and Others

The Lower River by Paul TherouxA Sudden Light by Garth Stein.

Northern Lights by Tim O’BrienThe Last King Of Scotland by Giles Foden.

Divisadero by Michael OndaatjeRunning In The Family by Michael Ondaatje.

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.

One Plus One by Jojo MoyesAfter You by Jojo Moyes.

The Green Mile by Stephen KingOnly Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer.

Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger.

The Mango Bride by Marivi SolivenIsland Of A Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera.

July’s People by Nadine GordimerAnthills Of The Savannah by Chinua Achebe.

The Marrying Of Chani Kaufman by Eve HarrisWomen Of Sand And Myrrh by Hanan Al-Shaykh.

The World We Found by Thrity UmrigarThe Weight Of Heaven by Thrity Umrigar.

Love May Fail by Matthew Quick.

Zom-B: City by Darren ShanZom-B: Gladiator by Darren ShanZom-B: Baby by Darren Shan.

Home Made Modern Smart DIY Designs For A Stylish Home by Ben UyedaThe Pointless Book 2 by Alfie Deyes finished by you.

News Of A Kidnapping by Gabriel Garcia MarquezThe Boy With The Cuckoo-Clock Heart by Mathias Malzieu.

Sea Of Poppies by Amitav GhoshSuper Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart.

The Elixir Of Immortality by Gabi GleichmannThe Famished Road by Ben Okri.

The Lost Art Of Gratitude by Alexander McCall SmithThe City & The City by China Mieville.

I guess you’d agree with me that this was worth the bus trip. Whew! How about you? Any book here that caught your eye? Any recent book buys?

1 comment on “[BHE 292] Big Bad Wolf Book Fair in Malaysia (Part 1 of 2)

  1. Cute pics as always! I hadn’t heard of Angry Little Girls before, so I looked it up and just added it to my TBR. Thank you!

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