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.
Half Price during the Book Bazaar Extended Hours Sale. You have just two days, Friday, June 19 from 9.00am to 7.00pm and Saturday, June 20 from 9.00am to 5.00pm.
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 an added bonus.
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.
It does not matter if you are a casual, avid reader or serious collector, with over 100,000 books on display at any one time there is bound to be one with your name on it. Whether it is to fill a bag of books, search out that rare, collectable or elusive out of print edition.
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.
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.
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 no what you may find, perfect for the eclectic reader. Yes, you will even find a dictionary or two.
Hidden treasures hide in the several thousand donated books from the State Library each week, ready for sorting by Book Bazaar?
A word to the wise, if you spot that treasure, grab it. The categories are clearly marked but then 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 such a large number of quality books, 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.
Look Out for the Banners
When you get to 10 Selby Street, 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.