Book sale a bestseller
The cover story “Royalty on the books” by Denise S Cahill (WSW, March 28) featuring Sir William Heseltine’s story and generous donation helped greatly to attract interest and a record crowd, plus the best result for some years, at the April 1-2 weekend’s giant secondhand book sale.
The warm and sunny weather attracted many visitors to the Royal WA Historical Society’s car park on Broadway to find a bargain from more than 15,000 books and media on all subjects.
The Saturday morning auction attracted keen bidding and the sale of all 27 lots, including the successful bid of $560 for the now rare and complete 12-volume set of Charles Edwin Woodrow Bean’s Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 published in Sydney 1938-1942, and just recently donated to the sale.
The annual fundraising sale’s success was only possible with the generous donations received from the community and their attendance and the many volunteers who gave their time to organise the event and sell.
This year’s sale raised some $22,000, which will help maintain the society’s museum and library collection and an active community program.
The council of the society wishes to thank everyone who helped to make this such a successful event.
LENNIE MCCALL, Council chairwoman, The Royal Western Australian Historical Society Inc.