Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Beaugency's Salon Du Livre


There's no better way to spend a Saturday morning than with a bunch of school children who are interested in reading... and by being surrounded by thousands and thousands of kids' books and about 25 of their authors and illustrators.

A few teachers from my children's school offered to take children from three classes to the 26th annual Salon du Livre in nearby Beaugency this weekend. They rented a bus and off we went... parents, children and even older siblings... unusual for a French school to do an outing on a weekend like this; I greatly appreciated it. All the kids either bought or made books at the event. A few got theirs signed by the authors. Bonus!

We saw an antique printing press, listened to stories and some of the kids made their own carnets du voyage, a.k.a. travel journals.

One of the parents wished she'd had more time to look at everything... So she decided to go back the next day and took my daughter with her... I guess there's no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon, either!

I, however, had to come back to reality, back into the non-fiction world, and go to work on selling the house. Sigh.

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