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Book sale at Wollongong Library this week

WOLLONGONG City Library will hold a huge book sale this week.

Hundreds of adults’ fiction and non-fiction titles will be on sale, and will range in price from 20 cents to $1. Bryce Courtney, Jeffrey Archer and Michael Creighton are just some of authors up for grabs, and non-fiction subjects including gardening, cooking and parenting.

The book sale is an opportunity for our libraries to remove old stock, multiple titles and books that have seen a lot of ‘love’. Books that have remained on the shelf, and have not been borrowed for three years are also for sale.

Money raised from the sale goes towards new books.

“We need to give the library stock a spring clean every so often to make sure we’ve got enough room for the new books we add to our shelves each year and to make sure our collection reflects the community’s interests,’’ Council’s Manager Community, Cultural and Library Services Jenny Thompson said.

“There are some great titles in the mix and we don’t want to just throw them out. That’s why we hold our book sales. People can come along, pick up a few books and have some interesting books on their shelves reading for their summer holidays.’’

The book sale will be in the ground floor reading room during library hours until Saturday.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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