After visiting your local or State Library, have you ever wished you could keep a book forever? With several thousand books donated by the State Library of Western Australia each week, there is a very good chance you can at Book Bazaar.
Indulge in a treasure hunt and pick up books you might not normally buy or find elsewhere. How often have you wanted to take home a bundle of books from bookshops, but they were just too expensive?
Now is your chance to buy and not just look. All books at Book Bazaar are half price for just two days. Friday, September 18 from 9.00am to 7.00pm and Saturday, September 19 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Please note this special is ONLY available at the above times.
This is a massive bookshop with over 100,000 books on display at any one time. While the sections and categories are clearly marked, hidden treasures abound. The digging begins as you flip through the books in the hope of uncovering unavailable or out of print editions as well as current titles.
Where else could you find so many quality books and multitude of titles (perhaps a few hidden unique treasures)? You do not need to imagine what lies in the vaults of the State Library, just pop into Book Bazaar.
The State Library's operations fall into 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.
Just imagine the diversity of good quality and unique books that a bookshop bound by commercial considerations would find hard to match. Simply because you never know what you may find, perfect for the eclectic reader. Yes, you will even find a dictionary or two.
Friendly volunteers to assist you
Volunteers who assist the Book Bazaar Supervisor, Elke Schaumann staff the sales.
If you become overwhelmed with the number of books and need help, just ask. There is a double bonus shopping at Book Bazaar; as you find the book (or books) of your choice, you help disabled persons.
For your convenience
The urge to flip through the sheer number of books, in anticipation of what may turn up can become addictive, so free parking and public toilets are a bonus. Don't rush off, you are encouraged to stay and browse.
Look out for the banners
When you get to 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 for a week before the event ensure even the casual driver will not miss the turn off.
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.
All photos and Logos (unless otherwise noted) used with permission of the Spine and Limb Foundation Inc.
Artwork by John F.
Image (Half Price) courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net