I bought 16 books at the annual NUS E-Resource Discovery Day Book Sale today. The paperbacks were SG$1 and the hardcovers were SG$2. There were eight or ten tables, including some Chinese books and Japanese manga.
The book I’m most excited about in this batch is the one about Singlish (top left), called New Englishes: The Case of Singapore, published by NUS Press in 1988.
The runner up is the vintage hardcover titled An Introduction to the Study of Education, published in the US in 1951. The binding, the weight of the paper and the oddly familiar, comforting typography make it a distinctly pleasing physical object regardless of whatever it happens to say.
- New Englishes, by Joseph Foley
- An Introduction to the Study of Education, by George Willard Frasier
- A Parent’s Guide to Children’s Reading, by Nancy Larrick
- Tell Me Why?, by Octopus Publishing Group
- Organization Development (6th Edition), by Wendell L. French and Cecil H. Bell, Jr.
- Talking with Kids, by Alison Mulvaney
- Megacreativity, by Andrei G. Aleinikov
- The Chinese, by David Bonavia
- The Pagemaster, by Jordan Horowitz
- Arthurian Romances, by Chretien de Troyes
- The Language Web, by Jean Aitchison
- Vocabulary: Description, Acquisition and Pedagogy, by Edited by Norbert Schmitt and Michael McCarthy
- Getting the Best from People, by Martha I. Finney
- Hiring the Best, by Cathy Fyock
- Syntax of Scientific English, by Lee Kok Cheong
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th Edition)