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Book Fest For The People

Story: Patricia Higgins | Photo: Pete Johnson
Published On : Mar 19, 2024
Book Fest for the People
With a wide selection of books available and several benefits for local causes, the Anglican Parish of St Peter the Fisherman Bramble Bay is preparing to hold its popular Book Fest.

Funds raised from this event will be used to support social enterprises, such as chaplaincy at schools as well as The Breakfast Club, which is a Redcliffe-based organisation devoted to feeding those in need and providing other related services in the community.

Diana Borger, President of the Ladies Guild of St Peter the Fisherman Anglican Church Clontarf, said that a sizable assortment of fiction and nonfiction books would be available for purchase.

“Entry is free, and we have a wonderful selection of titles and genres, including children’s, mystery, romance, sports, cookbooks, crafts, and gardening, as well as a range of DVDs and CDs,” Ms Borger said.

According to Ms Borger, the initial installation of the initiative, which came about spontaneously, had a positive reception, and that was the foundation for this year’s Book Fest.

“We held our first Book Fest in 2022 when we were given a house full of items to clear within a certain time,” Ms Borger said.

She said that a church member had also inadvertently spearheaded a campaign to encourage others to give books, which helped to furnish the event this year.

“One of our parishioners, an avid reader, told us his family had a lot of books, and we soon found that many others had books to donate,” Ms Borger said.

This, in Ms Borger’s words, produced a “wonderful collection of books for all interests,” which she hoped would help people continue to cultivate their fondness for reading at an affordable price.

“I know people still love to read, and we hope that you will call in and find something at a bargain – whether for your children or yourself,” Ms Borger said.

Parking is available on the church grounds, with disabled parking and wheelchair access at the back of the building.

Purchases are required to be made in cash only, as EFT facilities do not exist for this event.

Find out more about the Anglican Parish at www.bramblebay.anglicanchur... or call on 07 3284 9283.

Book Fest
Friday, 12 April & Saturday, 13 April, 9am-4pm
The Anglican Parish of St Peter
the Fisherman Bramble Bay
13 Lucinda St, Clontarf.