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University Branch of Save the Children 2nd Hand Book Sale

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by Douglas Sutherland-Bruce (subscribe)
Douglas has been a professional food writer since 1986. He is also an award-winning actor and director in Community Theatre and has been for many years. His blog may be found at: www.urbaneguerilla.wordpress.com
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Takem a leaf out of the Save The Children's book sale
If you love books, and who doesn't, you always want more of the joyous things. Proper books, books you can hold in your hand and feel the weight and the heft of them, smell that faintly musty smell of stored knowledge.

Annual UWA Book Sale, Save The Children, UWA, Fundraising Book Sale
Hunting for bargains (Photograph courtesy 123RF Stock Photos)


The estimable charity, Save The Children, recognise this need among bibliophiles and have regular sales of pre-owned and loved books. In fact, the big one held at the University of Western Australia every August is one of every book-lover's highlights.

I don't know how many years it's been going but as long as I can remember, early seventies at least.

So popular has the UWA one been that others, in various areas, have followed suit. This April the second annual book sale will be held at Joondalup in the HBF Arena, Kennedya Drive.

Annual UWA Book Sale, Save The Children, UWA, Fundraising Book Sale
Hunting for bargains (Photograph courtesy 123RF Stock Photos)


The sale is not just books, of course, there are also comics, graphic novels, CDs, DVDs, even vinyl LPs and sheet music as well as piles of autobiographies, biographies, historical novels, naval histories, atlases, children's books, paperbacks, hardcovers, books bound in leather and buckram, first editions, signed copies and, hidden in a heap of copies of Nancy Taylor Bradford is a pristine copy of the first printing of the Nevil Shute you've been looking for since 1968.

Even if you don't read, think about supporting the Save The Children. The aid agency is one of Australia's largest dedicated to helping children. They work hard 'to protect children from harm and help them access quality education and health services.'

The book sale will be held over two days Saturday 9th April from 9am to 4pm and Sunday 10th April from 9am to 1pm at the HBF Arena, Kennedya Dr, Joondalup. Entry is free.

Annual UWA Book Sale, Save The Children, UWA, Fundraising Book Sale
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Why? Second-hand books - a wide variety at low price
When: 9am to 4pm and 9am to 1pm
Where: HBF Arena, Kennedya Dr, Joondalup
Cost: Free entry
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