JILL DIPPLESMAN, MERLE Horrocks and Elsie Dallinger were overwhelmed with donated books at the Blue Care book sale.
JILL DIPPLESMAN, MERLE Horrocks and Elsie Dallinger were overwhelmed with donated books at the Blue Care book sale.

Books fly off shelf at sale

THE first Blue Care Book Sale for the year was a great success with the Gatton Shire Hall overflowing with donated paperbacks, magazines and hardbacks once again.

Blue Care's Elsie Dallinger said the floods hadn't stopped locals from giving generously.

“We have actually had more donations than ever before,” she said.

“There have been a lot of people here too, in and out all day buying books and having a browse.”

As well as going through their bookcases for items to donate, locals didn't hesitate before buying.

“This time around there were thousands of books donated and we have also sold thousands,” Mrs Dallinger said.

“There a lot of people around here who read a lot and this is a great way to fill your shelves for a small amount of money.

“We have even had some flood victims in here restocking their bookshelves after they had lost all of theirs.”

Blue Care also had a stall in the foyer of the Shire Hall selling baked goods to raise money for the community organisation.

Books were sold for $10 a plastic bag and $15 for a green bag.

The next Blue Care book sale is planned for October this year.


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