There is nothing like the feel and smell of a real book, especially one 50 or 100 years old. Not only does a book tell a story, the book is a story in itself. What was happening at the time of its first printing, who has owned it, how did it get to you intact? Book Bazaar has many old/collectables at half price during its two-day October Extended Hours Sale.
Two great specials for two days only
Book Bazaar has TWO great specials for TWO days only. Friday, October 16 from 9.00am to 7.00pm and Saturday, October 17 from 9.00am to 5.00pm. Please note these specials are ONLY available at the above times.
Old/Collectable books at half price
The above books are an example of the old/collectables at half the ticketed prices.
The old/collectables is a section to really get your teeth into. This is your chance to pick up many valuable books and what may be otherwise unremarkable books, which are old, maybe, printed 50 to 100 years ago. The covers pictured above are an example of these unique books and may not be available; but you never know, if you are quick.
Also $15 per bag for all other books
Fill a bag of books (except old/collectables) for $15.00
Fill the bag with books (excluding old/collectables) for $15.00 and with free parking, why not fill your boot with several. With the immense choice available, stopping at one bag might not be possible. Grab a bag of books for the children, no batteries needed. A book does not run out until they close it or their eyes.
A word to the wise
With several thousand books donated by the State Library of Western Australia each week, the choice is almost endless at Book Bazaar. However, if you spot that treasure, grab it. This unique bookshop has no rain checks or sourcing an extra copy from the supplier.
A seemingly endless number of books to choose from
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.
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? Well know is your chance.
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.
Normal trading hour's specials
Book Bazaar also has a couple of specials for October during normal business hours, Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 3:30pm. Fill a box with adult fiction for $15.00 (includes Sci-Fi and Westerns) or fill a box with Children's/Teen/Junior/Young Adult fiction for $15.00
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.
Want to volunteer to help? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9381 0193.
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.
All photos and Logos (unless otherwise noted) used with permission of the Spine and Limb Foundation Inc. Artwork by John F. Image (Tablet Computer and Book) courtesy of Adamr at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
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.