Bookarama to be a page-turner

There will be plenty of books to choose from at the 2022 Bookarama. Picture: FILE 232063_02

Other worlds, crime thrillers, new recipes, romances, adventures and bona fide yarns wait to be discovered at the 2022 Bookarama.

St John’s Lutheran School P&F chair Carolyn Dingle said there were plenty of good bargains at the Bookarama in Kingaroy this weekend.

“We’ve got thousands of books, heaps of people have donated books of all descriptions right through from books from 150 years ago, National Geographic magazines from 1937 all the way through to brand new published novels that have come out last year, heaps of kids books, lots of fiction and non-fiction,” she said.

There were even puzzles, board games and DVDs within the collection to cater to all interests.

This is the second year the school P&F have used the second-hand book fair as a fundraiser for the school after taking on the baton from the Taabinga Rotary Club.

St John’s P&F were pleased to accept donations from far and wide, including one family from Brisbane.

“We’ve had lots of people who have taken the opportunity to recycle and reuse, or people who are moving house,” Ms Dingle said.

“It’s been quite amazing where the books have come from.”

The committee has been overwhelmed by the support from the community from thousands of book donations to parents, teachers and community members volunteering to sort through the books.

“It’s been really encouraging for us to see that people still love books even in this digital age, there’s something special about holding a real book,” Ms Dingle said.

The 2022 South Burnett Bookarama will be held at the Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday, 12 March from 8am to 4pm and Sunday 13 March from 8am to 12 noon.