It was a crush, but I got a lot of great books.
Here's the Scholastic booth, which is where I spend most of my time - and money - at Word on the Street.
It looks crowded, and it is, but you get to the front pretty quickly.
The Scholastic people offer these great "book bundles" - five or six books from a series for one low price. I got a set of Geronimo Stilton for 10 bucks, for instance. (That's going to be a Christmas gift.)
Half the Scholastic booth is French, which is perfect for me, because I've just started teaching my son some French. For some reason, though, every book I bought in French is about a dog.
This year I bought more than a dozen books for what I would normally spend on one or two books. A pretty great deal.