Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair at Dubbo Showground this weekend | Liberal Daily


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Bibliophiles can retreat to the Dubbo showground this weekend to take advantage of the literary offerings at the annual Michael Egan Memorial Book Fair. People can buy pre-loved but good quality books for the price of their morning coffee. “The thing about this book fair is that you don’t know what you’ll find there,” book fair coordinator Peter English told the Daily Liberal. “This year we have a bit of everything…about a dozen different genres.” “As usual we have lots of fiction books. We have old favorites like war, cooking and biographies. There is a whole range of children’s books that we are trying to push to promote reading for young people. children.. Parents come, take a whole bunch of books and make us an offer, children’s books are 2 for a dollar. ALSO MAKE NEWS: The fair will start at 8 am on May 7 and will continue until May 8, when books will be $5 a box or wheelbarrow between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m., the last hour of the fair Launched by the Rotary Club of Dubbo Macquarie, the book fair honors founding member Michael Egan, who died of cancer. The fair has raised more than $120,000 in funds for the RFDS Dubbo Support Group and the Bill Walsh Cancer Center in Sydney since its inception 12 years ago.” last year we were able to raise $15,000, and every year it increases. The money we raise for the RFDS Dubbo support group stays in Dubbo, which then goes to support the Orana region,” Mr. English remarked. The Rotary club does community appeals a few times a year and people drop off bags, boxes and piles of books for the fair. They also accept cash donations and provide receipts for these. “It’s fantastic. We’re proud of the quality of the books we have and that’s partly thanks to the generous donations from the Dubbo community.” says Mr. English. “They drop off books and then come to the book fair and buy some so they can return them to us next year. It’s the best recycling.” “Come buy some Mother’s Day gifts…or something to add to your coffee table collection,” he added. Our reporters work hard to provide local news and up-to-date to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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