St John’s parent Naomi Andersen and Year 4 student Annabelle Stevens helping to organise some of the many books that will be on sale at Bookarama (Photo: SJP&F)

March 4, 2021

Book lovers beware! There’ll be more than 10,000 books available for you to buy at the 12th annual Bookarama which will be happening in Kingaroy later this month.

This will be the first time St John’s Lutheran School’s P&F Association has run the popular event after it was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Bookarama will be held at the Kingaroy Town Hall on March 20-21 and organisers are thrilled it can go ahead.

P&F president Jacqui Trace said despite last year’s cancellation, donations continued to be received so book lovers can look forward to an even bigger selection of books than usual.

“Our volunteer committee of parents have had lots of laughs as we’ve sorted and organised the thousands of books donated during the past 18 months,” Mrs Trace said.

“As well as some popular and highly sort after reads, there are also plenty of unique and unusual offerings.

“I can just about guarantee, there’ll be something for everyone!”

The event will run from 8:00am until 4:00pm on the Saturday (March 20) and from 8:00am to noon on the Sunday (March 21).

A sausage sizzle will also run all weekend.

Books will range in price from $1 to $4. Children’s books will be on sale for 50c each or 10 for $3.

Mrs Trace said in addition to all the secondhand books for sale, local author Chrys McDuffie would be attending the event.

“Chrys is the grandmother of a number of students at our school and we’re excited she’ll be at Bookarama to promote her new children’s book called ‘Daddy’s Little Hero’. It’s all about
the important job volunteer fire fighters perform,” she said.

Bookarama was previously co-ordinated by the Taabinga Rotary Club but at the end of 2019, St John’s Lutheran School P&F put up its hand to take over the reins and ensure the popular
Kingaroy event could continue.

Parents Cathie D’Arcy and Michelle Black sort through books with Year 4 student Annabelle Stevens and Year 2 student William Stevens (Photo: SJP&F)

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One Response to "Bookarama Turns A New Page"

  1. Suzi  March 6, 2021

    Yaaayyy! Can’t wait. Love Bookarama. When I’m there, I feel like I’ve died and gone to heaven. You can’t beat the feel and smell of a good old fashioned book :)


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