Sunday, September 28, 2008

Göteborg Bokmässa on Saturday

Saturday we drove up north to the 2nd largest city in Sweden...Göteborg! I attended the annual Scandinavian book fair! This is what it looks like inside! It's HUGE! As usual, I found lots of good stuff: books, stationery, postcards, gifts and.....
STAMPS!
After I explained to the man at the stamp collector's booth about trying to get my students interested in stamps (we collected, soaked off paper, and sorted stamps in my classroom)...he GAVE me a TON of STAMPS and loads of information to share with my kids about stamp collecting!
At another booth, I received five books with CDs to use & share with my students! It was a company my English department colleagues & I use quite regularly for our resources each year and the woman at the booth recognized my name and school ....so she threw in some freebies when I made my purchases! It's always so great to meet generous people! And my students are the winners!

6 comments:

Sara said...

So jealous! A huge book fair! I would be in heaven! Sounds like you found a lot of great stuff there and had a great day!

HomespunMary said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I've always wanted to go but have never made it so far...

wendy said...

Hey Carol, I'm so jealous! A huge book fair is my idea of a great day! What fun! I just love catching up on your life with your blog!

Rhonda said...

Oh Carol...how wonderful that you are trying to get your students interested in stamps. I once took a group of kids to a post office where the post master explained lots of wonderful things that take place in order for letters to travel from one place to another.

Lori S-C said...

that sounds like a great event! and the freebies, wow!

Carol in Sweden said...

Freebies aren't so usual here so when I get them I'm SUPER happy!

Actally, I keep a list of them in a journal!