The 15th Annual Quota Bookfest organised by Quota International of Maryborough is on from September 27-29 at the Maryborough City Hall.
The 15th Annual Quota Bookfest organised by Quota International of Maryborough is on from September 27-29 at the Maryborough City Hall. Ljupco

Feast for booklovers in Maryborough

ATTENTION all Booklovers, Maryborough's longest running second hand book sale will be held at the Maryborough City Hall from Thursday, September 27 to Saturday, September 29.

This will be the 15th Annual Quota Bookfest organised by Quota International of Maryborough.

Quota commenced the Bookfest in 2003, with a small amount of books in an empty shop in the Maryborough CBD .This Bookfest is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

Maryborough Quotarians have been busy over the past three months, dusting, sorting and pricing the many thousands of books kindly donated by the regions readers.

Publicity Officer Lyn Nielsen said prices will start as low as 50 cents. "As usual some valuable buried treasure and good old fashioned books will be snapped up by the thousands of eager bookworms attending the event. This year we will have for sale some old car and truck manuals, which will be of special interest to anyone doing up old vehicles." There will also be an assortment of jig-saw puzzles for sale.

This year with the ban on plastic bags, don't forget to bring your own bags, and be early for the best selection, as certain books are snapped up as soon as the doors are opened.

This year Quota has decided to donate part of the proceeds to Ovarian Cancer Research and the remainder to disadvantaged women and children in our local community. A raffle will be conducted for the duration of the Bookfest, in the foyer of the City Hall. The prize this year will be a large basket of food items, with proceeds going to Lifeflight Helicopter Rescue Service.

The 15th Annual Quota Bookfest will be held in the Maryborough City Hall, Kent Street, Maryborough, on Thursday, September 27 from 7.30am-5pm, Friday, September 28 from 8.30am-5pm and Saturday, September 29 from 8.30am-3pm.

Inquiries with Lyn Nielsen, phone 0408 841 248.


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