Actually I went to the Book Fair twice. At 10 am (it opened at 9 am) to see if there was anything interesting or appealing, then after noon (to closed at 1 pm) to get some half-price fiction and vampire books.
The first visit was a bit disappointing but I did find these two non-fiction books which look useful: The Victorian Tailor: techniques and patterns
(and now I have 3 books on clothes, one more and they'll be entitled to their own part of a shelf) & the Oxford Dictionary of Word Histories
(because you can't have too many books about word histories); and a novel. Then I saw the DVD table and grabbed a big handful of DVDs to put on the "well known movies" shelf. (My DVD collection is both specific and vague, but I know what belongs in it when I see it.)
When I came back I was mostly looking at fiction, that is small paperback crime books mostly written by women without any elements that I'll obviously dislike, it seems
But I also found these two books. I saw Children Remembered: responses to untimely death in the past
the first time through, it was sitting on top of the Victorian tailor book but it looked a bit sad. But it is an interesting topic and for $1.50...The White Chrysanthemum: changing images of Australian motherhood
was on the Collectables tables, amongst the overpriced books about Tasmania & the old obscure books that no one wants. I didn't really expect to find anything there ten minutes before closing, but I picked up a pile of skinny magazine-format books and there it was. It's a collection of stories, journal extracts, pictures, poems and other sources about, well, what the title says. Looks rather interesting.