Bizarre bargains at Book Bazaar
If you have insatiable readers in the family, a visit to the Book Bazaar in Shenton Park is a must.
It is bursting at the seams, with thousands of additional secondhand books arriving each month.
Run by Paraquad Industries, the bazaar receives books from the State Library as well as private donors.
They are sorted and priced to sell quickly.
Fiction, biography, foreign language, health and history are just a few of the categories. There are also children’s books, graphic novels and music.
Andres Guzman, who has worked in the Book Bazaar for three years, loves to guide new buyers to their favourite section.
Marjan Mostaan, the store supervisor, says they are preparing for the busy Christmas period and many customers pop in on a regular basis to see what’s new.
“Volunteers and supported workers together keep refreshing the tables and shelves,” Marjan said.
“Valuable collectors’ items turn up frequently and are displayed separately.”
The Book Bazaar is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 4pm.
Its next big sale day is Friday, November 16, 8.30am to 5pm and Saturday, November 17, 10am to 2pm, when all stock, including rare items, will be half price.
It is helpful if buyers take their own boxes on sale day.
The Book Bazaar is in Ellis Griffiths Drive, off Selby Street, just north of the new roundabout and there is plenty of free parking.
To become a volunteer or for more information, phone 9381 0193 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Richardson won with a measure after the final bowl of the final end, beating Gwenda McIntosh, Celia Bakker, Sue Harris and Margie Wells.
The plate went to Wendy O’Meehan’s team of Alison Tilt, Jennifer Willmott and Bev Davis.
On Saturday, the men’s 3 blue team continued its winning form with another victory, this time over Cambridge.
Division 4 gold also had its first win of the season, defeating Wanneroo. Unfortunately the 2 red team went down to Warnbro 72/79.
On Saturday, the ladies’ top team recorded its first win of the season with a good victory over Morley 44/22. Division 3 pink went down in a thriller against Mt Pleasant 32/34.
On r i nk o ne, Mike Hatch’s team struggled to a 29/9 defeat and Rob Campbell’s team also struggled to a 28/12 loss.
Glen Morey’s team fought hard but lost the last three ends to go down 18/14 while on rink four the “gun” team led by Dan Byrne played very well, winning the last three ends for a 24/22 victory.
The final result was a 7-1 win to Yanchep.
The sixth division side starts playing this coming week. premier team had a good 5-1 win against Wanneroo.
The other two teams just need a little more practice.
The ladies’ mid-week premier team had a 5-1 win against Gosnells and both divisions 1 and 2 had good matches but didn’t manage to bring home the bacon.
Members are reminded that fish and chips are available from 5.30pm on Mondays.
Book Bazaar staff Marjan Mostaan and Andres Guzman discuss some new arrivals.