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Canberra's best source for pre-loved books, CDs, DVDs more
What do you do with books when you've finished reading them? Do you keep them until you gradually run out of space on your bookshelf, and then make some tough decisions? Or perhaps you pass them onto a friend?
I was in my local library the other day, and overheard a conversation between the librarian and a patron who wanted to donate some books. The librarian informed her that, sadly, Canberra libraries no longer accept donations. She went on to suggest donating her books to Lifeline for their Bookfairs. This made me realise the importance of Lifeline Bookfairs for recycling and reselling second hand books in Canberra.
Lifeline Bookfair, Southside. Image from Lifeline Facebook page
When: Friday 24 June 2016: 9am - 6pm
Saturday 25 June 2016: 9am - 5pm
Sunday 26 June 2016: 10am - 4pm
Purchases can be made with credit card (MasterCard or Visa), EFTPOS, cash, or cheque.
Where: The Auditorium, Erindale Vikings Club
6 Ricardo St, Wanniassa ACT 2903
Entry is by gold coin donation, but there is plenty of free parking.
Proceeds from Lifeline's Bookfairs go towards supporting our local 13 11 14 Crisis Support Service.
How you can get involved:
1. Visit the Bookfair and get shopping!
2. Bring items to donate to Comunities@Work to the Bookfair – pre-loved books, music, movies, as well as food (pasta, rice, pasta sauces, tinned vegetables, tinned soups and stews, tinned tuna). Communities@Work support vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our community.