The Jakarta Post
The Big Bad Wolf book sale kicks off in the Balikpapan Sport and Convention Center (Dome Balikpapan), Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, on Oct. 31. (JP/N. Adri)
The Big Bad Wolf book sale in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan, was officially opened on Thursday by Balikpapan Mayor Rizal Effendi.
Long queues immediately formed in the Balikpapan Sport and Convention Center (Dome Balikpapan) on Jl. Ruhui Rahayu. “The enthusiasm is incredible,” said Big Bad Wolf president director Uli Silalahi.
The sale’s first day was dominated by mothers and children, who mostly filled their trolleys with children's books.
Up to 1 million books are on offer during the sale, with prices discounted from 60 to 80 percent.
“I am buying books [for myself], as well as for friends who are unable to come,” said Memey, a resident of Balikpapan Baru, who spent about three hours queuing to get to the cashier.
Big Bad Wolf in Balikpapan is being held until Nov. 10 with the operating hours from 8 a.m. until midnight.
Balikpapan is the sixth city visited by Big Bad Wolf in Indonesia after Jakarta, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Surabaya and Medan. The book sale has been held in 30 cities across 15 countries.
The Big Bad Wolf book sale offers a wide selection of books on various subjects, such as literature, poetry, religion, politics, entertainment, memoirs, art and fashion, as well as children’s books. (wng)