Huge library stock sale

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Acting branch librarian Rihannon Raper holds one of the many boxes of books for sale.
Camera IconActing branch librarian Rihannon Raper holds one of the many boxes of books for sale. Credit: Holly Thompson

Fans of reading should keep an eye out for the summer book sale which will run in the Manjimup library in several weeks’ time.

The sale has been organised by all the Shire of Manjimup libraries, who have all collected books no longer wanted in the library and sent them through for the sale.

Libraries and Cultural Services manager Vanda Dei-Tos said there would be a whole range of books, audio books, DVDs and games for people to buy.

“There will literally be hundreds of items for sale and the plan is to sell them all,” she said.

“The more items sold the more funds will become available to purchase new stock for the four shire libraries, so the money is going to an excellent community cause.”

She said even though technology had become popular recently, there was no replacement for a good book.

“There is no doubt that despite the availability of digital technology such as e-readers and other e-resources, many people simply love books,” she said.

“There is just something about the scent of a book, being able to hold it and turn the pages that electronic options cannot provide.”

The shires have held book sales for the past five years as a fundraiser for the different libraries in Manjimup, Walpole, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

“The library book sales have always been incredibly well supported by the community, and the funds raised ensure that the libraries can continue to grow and improve their collections,” Ms Dei-Tos said.

The sale will run from January 30 until February 2.

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