29 March 2014

Book Sale

Libraries always have too many books or books they replace after a certain time. Our libraries in Logan City have a community book store where these book are sold to the public. The store is run by community groups and all moneys stay with the groups.

Well, today it was U3A's turn to run the store and it fell on me to organise it. Publicise it on posters around the area and all the local radio stations.

The Bookshop at the Library

Logan Central Library

Besides Books, we sold DVDs and Audio Books

The Bookshop has a wide variety of books and subjects

We had a roster of volunteers looking after the shop from various groups of U3A. We took it in turns looking after the till and serving customers, many of whom are regulars and come every Saturday morning to stock up on books.

Frances and Michael, a couple of U3A Volunteers
 We had a steady trickle of customers coming in the shop between 9 AM and 2 PM. The shop is open every Saturday and is restocked every week before it is open for another community group. We think the Logan City Council is to be congratulated for providing this fabulous service for community groups to derive an income and for the public to stock up on inexpensive books.
Customers spend a lot of time browsing
We made a decent sum of money and plan to do it again in September.