One of the highlights of my literary year here in Brussels is the coming of the Boekenfestijn, a travelling book festival. A few weeks ago it was in Zwolle, and Iris from Iris of Books also posted about her own shopping spree.

This year I missed it here in Brussels, so on Sunday I traveled about 25km to the city of Mechelen, to carry on the tradition (in 2010 I also posted about my loot).

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I was especially lucky this time because I found four books that were already on my wishlist:

  • Vernon God Little by DBC Pierre
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie
  • The Dervish House by Ian McDonald