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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Published December 12th 2017
Take a big carry bag
Many locals were disappointed when the Cystic Fibrosis Book Shop in Ainsworth Street, Salisbury closed down.

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Come in and browse. All images by writer.


Instead of sitting around moaning, a group of dedicated volunteers decided to get active and save the bookshop. It didn't happen overnight, (the shop was no longer available) but they have persisted and we now have The Salisbury Community Bookshop situated at 17 Chrome Street, Salisbury. Still in a quiet street with ample parking, still near a good cafe (Reload) and still run by friendly volunteers.

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The bland shop front hides a treasure trove of books.


Housed in an old World War 2 hangar, it is rather unprepossessing from the outside. But do not judge. Inside is a huge clean and attractive space thanks to interior decorator and keen volunteer, Helene Ohlsson, and her husband. The kids area is particularly eye-catching.

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Welcoming area for kids.


On duty the day I called in with donations were Liz and Frank Uhlik. This couple are passionate about books. As well as wanting to share the wealth of wonderful books on their shelves, they want to keep precious books out of landfill. They are also determined to make the neighbourhood bookshop a welcoming community hub where people can drop in and feel at home.

Salisbury Community Bookshop is a non-profit association run solely by volunteers. After the rent and expenses are paid, profits will go to local groups. If you know of or are involved in a worthy cause, drop in and have a chat about how you can work together.

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The range of books is vast and is of high quality. If you love Australian History, Military books, Biographies, Travel, Cooking, Classic literature or contemporary novels you will be sure to find something. Take the kids along with their pocket money, get a bargain and then wander down to Reload for a drink while you read your new books.

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My advice? Take a BIG carry bag.


Do you feel the same way about books and bookshops?
You can help keep this little treasure going by:
Spreading the word. Tell all your bookworm friends.
Donating books. They can never have too many.
Buying a book or two or more.
Offering to Volunteer
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When: M, Tu 9.30 am - 4pm; W, Th, F 9am -4pm; Sat 9 am - 12 noon
Phone: 047814606
Where: Salisbury Community Bookshop
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Looking forward to visiting - and buying more books. Thankyou for sharing.
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