Book ex­change cel­e­brates 15 years in busi­ness

Whitsunday Times - - WHITSUNDAY BUSINESS -

LEA’S Book Ex­change is cel­e­brat­ing its 15th birth­day this year and owner Lea Payne is invit­ing ev­ery­one to help cel­e­brate by check­ing out the lat­est range of new and sec­ond hand books avail­able in store.

Mrs Payne has been sell­ing books in the Whit­sun­days for more than 20 years and first reg­is­tered her busi­ness name in 1999.

Her busi­ness started its life as a small stall at the Lions Air­lie Beach Com­mu­nity Mar­kets and moved to a per­ma­nent lo­ca­tion in Pavil­ion Ar­cade be­fore re­lo­cat­ing to its cur­rent po­si­tion next to the Air­lie Beach La­goon in 2003.

The bou­tique book ex­change stocks an ex­ten­sive range of sec­ond hand books that are stored in al­pha­bet­i­cal or­der of au­thor across dif­fer­ent gen­res of non-fic­tion, hor­ror, crime, gen­eral, Aus­tralian and lo­cal au­thors, thrillers, travel, clas­sics, ro­mance and westerns to name a few.

“I search for lit­tle gems every­where and also source re­cently pub­lished nov­els over­seas be­fore they are pub­lished in Aus­tralia to meet de­mand,” Mrs Payne said.

Some of the new re­leases hot off the press in­clude The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Down Un­der by Bill Bryson, the in­ter­na­tional best seller Gone Girl by Gil­lian Flynn and pop­u­lar se­ries Game of Thrones by Ge­orge R. R. Martin.

Snow­ing in Bali: The In­cred­i­ble In­side Ac­count of Bali’s Hid­den Drug World by Kathryn Bonella will also be in stock soon.

Res­i­dents are wel­come to do­nate, sell or ex­change their un­wanted books and can re­ceive a 50 per cent cash back when they re­turn a sec­ond hand book that was orig­i­nally pur­chased from the store.

The store also stocks a range of beach­wear, toys, scenic post­cards, book­marks, travel guides, comics, mag­a­zines and other nov­elty gift items.

IN­SPIRE YOURSELF: Lea's Book Ex­change owner Lea Payne of­fers a 50 per cent cash back on all books when book lovers re­turn a sec­ond hand book that was orig­i­nally pur­chased from the store.

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