I just finished the Austin Book Show, and it was a good one. There were lots of people, especially on Saturday, and they were buying. I saw a lot of regular customers who were ready to buy, and to discuss books. Now the challenge is to go out and replace the excellent items that I sold.
Austin’s Burnet Road Flea Market
For six years the Burnet Road Flea Market was held on the second and last Sundays of the month at 4800 Burnet Road, next to the Omelettry. Jenny at Get Back Vintage was the sponsor, and 20-50 vendors would show up for the events. Customers ranged from Tarrytown yuppies, to UT students, to street people. The bargain shoppers and serious collectors would be there shopping at daylight, and then the after-church crowd would be there in the afternoon. Chuck would entertain the crowd playing his clarinet and every once in a while someone would show up with a guitar! It was a great venue with everything from furniture, collectables, clothing, records, coins, books, and bicycles. There were no rules, except that the merchandise had to pass the “family” test. We would all go home about 4, or earlier in the summer.
Sadly, because of parking, etc, the market had to stop a while back. Now it is ready to reopen, again under Jenny’s leadership, on the same site as the Burnet Road Farmer’s Market at 6701 Burnet Rd! The first event will be held on Sunday, May 15! My wife Sandi and I may just be there to shop this month, but it will be great to see Ray, Carl, Susan, Lloyd. Come by and shop the eclectic selection of goods or just experience the fun!!! The Flea Market will probably open from 8-4. Come early and shop hard!!! GREAT DEALS!