Rotary holds giant book sale
DO the people of the Clarence Valley love to read, or do they love a bargain?
Perhaps they just have a big heart and realise that the money they spend at the Maclean Rotary giant book sale will go back into the community via the Clarence Regional Libraries and the Maclean Hospital car-park project.
Whatever the reason, this month’s book sale is tipped to be the biggest ever, with the usual stampede at the 9am opening yesterday morning.
“At one stage we couldn’t fill the tables quickly enough,” co-ordinator Dick Richards said.
Mr Richards said there were a lot of the usual faces in the crowd at opening, armed with their green bags as well dealers from as far as Coffs Harbour.
“One dealer I spoke to said that other book sales generally charged too much and individually priced books,” Mr Richards said.
“We have a flat rate of $5 per bag of books and children’s books are always free, which is very appealing.”
Once the Rotary volunteers had recovered from the initial rush hour, a steady flow proceeded throughout the day, with plenty of books still reserved for today’s sale.
“We’ve still got people bringing in books to sell,” Mr Richards said.
The sale continues today from 9am –midday at the Maclean Bowling Club.