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Ashleigh and Amanda Reinbott, from Kingaroy, were enjoying browsing along the tables

Tegan Huston, 15; Nicholas Huston, 5; and Rhonda Wood, from Kingaroy, were loaded down with books

September 23, 2013

Kingaroy’s annual Bookarama is the favourite weekend of the year for local book-lovers and it’s easy to see why … with almost 20,000 books for sale with prices starting at just $1.

The fifth annual charity fund raiser, which is organised by the Kingaroy-Taabinga Rotary club, featured everything from cook books and romance novels, to science fiction and chemistry textbooks.

There was also a big range of children’s books.

Rotary member Darryl Roberts said virtually all the books had been donated from the local area except for a load which had come from a Noosa Rotary club.

All 526 boxes of books were carried into the Kingaroy Town Hall and carefully unpacked, sorted and placed out on display tables by Rotary members.

Bookarama was held all day on Saturday and on Sunday morning.

As well as the feast of books, Rotary also put on a sausage sizzle and a cake stall to keep the browsers well-fed as well as well-read.

The club is already planning next year’s event, and has opened a new appeal for donations of books.

“We’d like to thank everyone who has donated books, but if you missed out you can still donate them tomorrow,” Rotary member Paul Laurentiussen said.

Books can be left in Kingaroy at J.A. Carroll solicitors in King Street; Elders Insurance in Kingaroy Street or Ken Mills Toyota in Youngman Street.

The majority of the fund raised from this year’s Bookarama will go to assist the Kingaroy Meals on Wheels.

Working hard ... Kingaroy-Taabinga Rotary members Paul Laurentiussen, Graeme Jenkins, Col Anderson and Darryl Roberts

Latisha Guillesser, 11, from Kingaroy, with Mikealey, 12, and Janae Jenkins, 10, from Brisbane, were helping at the cake stall on Sunday morning

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