Coffs Harbour Rotary South’s Peter Rheinberger gets ready to unload 30 pallets of books.
Coffs Harbour Rotary South’s Peter Rheinberger gets ready to unload 30 pallets of books.

Book lovers in for a real treat

TABLES will be overflowing with books, books and more books, with more than 80,000 on sale at the 13th Annual Bookfest.

Head down to the Coffs Harbour Showground Exhibition Hall after 9am daily from April 9 to 16 to snap up a favourite tale or two.

The bookfest is run by the Rotary Club of Coffs Harbour South and offers a huge range of fiction, non-fiction, fishing, cooking, children’s books and collectables at cheap prices with all proceeds going to charity.

The club’s president, Peter Farquhar, said the event raised $50,000 last year with money going to various Rotary established and local charities.

“We have all sorts of books - if you can’t find it at the bookfest than it hasn’t been published,” Mr Farquhar said.

“We are grateful for the assistance of marine rescue who are helping with the extensive sorting and setting up.”

Any donations can be dropped into the exhibition pavilion at Coffs Harbour Showground.

After losing 60,000 books in 2009, when their storage shed in the stables was flooded, the club has been busy relocating to higher ground for this year’s event.

“The book shelves got their final inspection (today) and will be loaded up with books in the lead up to the opening this Saturday.”



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