Books are expensive in New Zealand. Because we are so far from any markets even internet buying can be quite expensive. Second-hand books is quite big business. Every year in Napier there are several book fairs where many thousands of second-hand books are for sale at an average of $1 or $2 depending on condition. Today's Fair was in the hall of Napier Boys High School where Jamie is a weekly boarder. I managed to pick up about 8 books for $10. A reasonable haul but nothing exciting.
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