Thousands of books on offer in gigantic sale


Bookworms, this one is for you! The East Bundaberg Rotary and Bundaberg Regional Libraries Book Sale is on soon with thousands of books on offer starting from as little as 50 cents.

To be held at the Civic Centre from July 19, 20 and 21, the book sale is made up of a culmination of ex Bundaberg Regional Libraries stock and donations from the community.

Community and Cultural Services spokesperson Cr Judy Peters said the sale was a popular event held annually with a plethora of book genres available.

“This will be a great three days for anyone who wants to stock up on some fantastic books,” Cr Peters said.

“There will be bargains galore and a range of genres on offer including adult fiction and adult non-fiction, children's books, junior fiction, DVD’s, CD’s as well as a few quirky things like puzzles, jigsaws, magazines and more.

“Bring along some bags and stock up on some fantastic book bargains.”

Rotary Book Sale raises funds

President of East Bundaberg Rotary Club Dave Baldry said the popularity of books had not waned, with people from right around the region attending the annual event each year.

“People still love books and obviously they’re at a reasonable price and they like to support a group like Rotary,” he said.

Mr Baldry said the funds raised would go towards many Rotary projects which support worldwide research and prevention of diseases including polio and endocrinoma.

“In Bundaberg we do a starter kit for homeless people and we also support Rotary Lodge which is a building at the hospital where people can come and stay if they need long term medical aid,” he said.

“We also have Cambodian water wells where we support the locals to actually dig wells to get fresh water for the villages. I could go on forever…”

He said part of the funds raised also go towards special projects and resources for libraries including the recent purchase of Osmo technology kits which are housed at Gin Gin Library.

The East Bundaberg Rotary and Bundaberg Regional Libraries Book Sale will be held at the Civic Centre on 19 July from 4 pm to 7 pm, 20 July from 9 am to 3 pm and 21 July from 9 am to 1 pm.