Book Bazaar's 'Half Price Extended Hours Sale', provides the hassle-free real time browsing experience every book lover desires. Friday, November 17 from 8:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday, November 18 from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Moreover, they will open on Sunday, November 26 from 9:30am to 12:30pm, during the 'Scroungers' Garage Sale.
Everything is half price, including DVDs and talking books, plus score a great bargain with ten small fiction books for $1.00.
Take the opportunity to search for a favourite library book and give it a forever home. There is a choice of over 100,000 books on display in this unique bookshop, refreshed each week with a donation of several thousand books by the State Library of Western Australia. Consequently, you profit from the vast bonanza of excellent quality, and diverse books from Book Bazaar, something many bookshops bound by commercial considerations would love.
The State Library operates in three main areas – collecting and preserving Western Australia's documentary heritage, general reference and public lending library services, and supporting the public library network in Western Australia. Therefore, many hidden treasures hide in these pallets, waiting their turn on the floor of Book Bazaar.
Designed for browsing, especially during their extended hours sale, Book Bazaar allows plenty of time to peruse, free of parking worries (no meters in sight). I am not sure you would find another bookshop displaying so many quality books with such a multitude of titles, so cheap. Just the spot to discover that perfect 'forever' children's Christmas book (I still have mine).
Held in air-conditioned comfort (just right for these hot days) with toilet and bathroom facilities available. The café on site will be open until 3.00pm (Friday only), where you can fuel up between rounds of browsing, as there is no rush.
If you see it, grab it
You can browse as long as you wish, but if you spot that prize, grab it with both hands. There are no rain checks or sourcing an extra copy from the supplier, from this distinctive bookshop.
Ample FREE parking (please follow signs), with all facilities wheelchair friendly, ensures easy and hassle-free access. No city street parking or meters to worry about, so feel free to browse as long as you like.
Need a hand
Friendly volunteers are available to guide you. With such a large collection of books it can get confusing, though I love a bit of a free-range browsing. If you have thought of becoming a volunteer, drop an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9381 0193.
Arriving at 10 Selby Street, Shenton Park, turn off into a little (privately owned, by Spine & Limb Foundation) road called Ellis Griffiths Avenue. The ParaQuad building is about 300m along Ellis Griffiths Avenue. Large banners placed out on Selby Street ensure even the casual driver will not miss the turn off. Then follow the signs for a perfect parking spot.
Spine and Limb Foundation (Inc.)
Incorporating: Paraplegic-Quadriplegic Association of WA
and Civilian Maimed and Limbless Association of WA.
Proceeds assist disabled persons. Proudly supported by, Channel 9's Appealathon.
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