Last Friday, I went to Islamic Book Fair (IBF) 2015 in Gelora Bung Karno, Jakarta, with some colleagues. This is the first time I visited IBF, and I didn’t have any expectation. People say IBF is one of the biggest book fairs in Indonesia, and is always crowded every year. But this year, it doesn’t seem like it has too many visitors (perhaps during weekend the visitors will multiplied).
As stated previously, I didn’t have any expectation, and I didn’t plan on buying any book. But–oh boy–I was so wrong!
It was nearly lunchtime, Miss. E and I were looking for a food stall. As we were heading to the second floor, a small stand standing innocently in the middle of the stairs. The word “imported books” and “sale” caught our eyes immediately. It’s a stand of By Books & Friends. We approached it and saw a lot of children books. Oh! Did I mention that I love children books? Especially ones that have beautiful or adorable illustrations? I. Freaked. Out.
Instantly, we’re busy sorting through the books. I had difficult time selecting which books were going to go home with me, and I lamented the fact that I didn’t have more money. In the end, I picked four books. Without further ado, here they are…