If you’ve exhausted your reading material at home, don’t miss the Nowra Town Band book sale this weekend.
Doors will open to the popular annual event on Saturday, January 19 and Sunday, January 20 at the Nowra Town Band hall, 174 Kinghorne Street, Nowra.
Saturday’s event will run from 9am to 4pm. Sunday’s sale will kick off at 9am and wrap up at 2pm.
The hall will be stocked with every genre you can think of, with prices ranging from 20 cents to the grand price of $3.
Organiser Murray Ford said the sale is a year-long effort, with books constantly being donated.
“We have a double garage at home and one half is just for books,” he said.
While there will be something for everyone, Mr Ford said there are a few genres that will be snapped up quickly.
“Children’s books for $20 cents are always popular, arts and crafts are sought after and what tends to go really quickly is books on motor mechanics, Australian history and any records and DVDs are picked over,” he said.
“Everything is such a bargain that we even have people who sell at markets come and buy from us.”
The Nowra Town Band book sale has been running for more than 20 years and last year saw around 4000 books fly off the shelves.
The event helps cover the band’s insurance and support a local school initiative.
“The proceeds go towards running our junior band program at Nowra Hill Primary School,” Mr Ford said.
“It’s one of the few schools that have a brass band going.”
Band members will start the big task of setting up all the books this Thursday and Friday and donations are still being welcomed.
Give Mr Ford a call on 4422 7474 and of you’re in the local region, he’ll come collect them from you.
Organisers will also welcome donations at the sale if you cannot get them in earlier.
Mr Ford said the Nowra Town Band is always looking for new members and encouraged anyone thinking of joining, to contact him on 4422 7474.