BAGGING BARGAINS: Erin Randall, and Mum Gabriella Watson of Goonellabah, picked up a bargain at the Goonellabah Library book sale on Saturday.
BAGGING BARGAINS: Erin Randall, and Mum Gabriella Watson of Goonellabah, picked up a bargain at the Goonellabah Library book sale on Saturday. Doug Eaton

Early bookworms get some great reading material at sale

A THIRST for knowledge was the drawcard that saw hundreds of people snap up a bargain at the Friends of the Goonellabah Library monster book sale on Saturday.

Thousands of books, from gardening to science fiction, children's books, cook books, novels and fiction titles attracted people of all ages.

Children got into the literary spirit too, with many kids browsing the tables and retreating to corners of the room to read their favourites.

Gabriella Watson and her daughter Erin Randall of Goonellabah got in early, on the hunt for some new reading material and culinary inspiration.

"We went to a book sale in Ballina a few years ago and when I heard this was on I thought we would come and have a look," Ms Watson said.

The Goonellabah Library book sale on Saturday. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star
The Goonellabah Library book sale on Saturday. Photo Doug Eaton / The Northern Star Doug Eaton

"I picked up some fabulous Italian cookbooks today and a couple of Marie Claire editions and my daughter got a couple of interesting novels."

Friends of the Goonellabah Library spokeswoman Corena Wynd said more than $1000 was raised from the 100 boxes of books sold.

She said the monster book sale was a great success with bookworms of all ages grabbing bargains.

"We had 120 boxes of books brought down from storage at Goonellabah to compliment the 30 boxes of books already at the library," she said.

"Hundreds of people came through and the feedback was really positive."

"They were able to buy bags of books for very little, for families, for the elderly, for children which was wonderful."

"We ended up selling about two-thirds of the books we had for sale so we thought it went very well."

All money raised at the sale will go towards the Goonellabah Library.


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