Time for reading
OUTDOORS or indoors, in bed or at the beach, reading can be enjoyed almost anywhere at any time.
Whether people prefer science fiction or romance, there’s no better way to escape from the world than with an absorbing read.
Weekend Shopper can assist book lovers to expand their home libraries through its Books, Textbooks, and Magazines section, which offers a range of possibilities.
These include a range of children’s picture and story books as well as titles by authors as varied as Jodie Picoult, Jamie Oliver, and Agatha Christie.
As the owner of The Book Hunter in Burpengary, Allen Hatchwell knows there’s nothing quite like a good book to help while away an hour or a day.
His second-hand bookshop stocks a wide range of hard to find books including history, children’s, romance, and literature classics.
Mr Hatchwell said he had a passion for books and while recent technological advances had seen ipads and e-books soar in popularity, he still loved the smell and feel of a hardcopy book.
“I think reading is a wonderful, old-fashioned pleasure,” Mr Hatchwell said.
“A book is also great value for money as you can go back to it again and again to enjoy it.”
Also popular with book readers is the Lifeline Bookfest, which is held twice every year in January and June and sees crowds of people flooding into the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
In January this year, more than two million books were sold at the event, some as cheap as 50 cents.
As a result, $900,000 was raised for Lifeline’s 24-hour crisis support centre.