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Rotary book sale looking to set records

The next Maclean Rotary Giant Book Sale at the end of this month is shaping to be the best of the past 15 years. Already the storage shed of the sorted books is starting to bulge at the sides, but Rotary will continue to receive donations. This month’s offerings are almost all newly donated, with many in as new conditions. One feature of this sale is the donation of a full set of manuals covering all aspects of photography, as well as a number of individual publications. For the traveller, there is the usual range of Lonely Planet books on many overseas countries (including one on Australia) plus a number of phrase books in several foreign languages. The “grey nomads’’ are well catered for with travel guides throughout Australia. The hobbies section covers a wide range of home activities, including hand-crafts, embroidery and home furniture renovations. The usual offering of cooking books covering many foreign cuisines make fascinating reading, while the collection of books on gardening should meet the interests of all home gardeners. Another feature of this book sale is the large number of children’s book covering ages from toddlers to early teens, with all these books free to children (Grandma’s are asked for a donation). These books also include a range of publications suitable form home education. The sale will be held at the Maclean Bowling Club on Friday September 25, and Saturday September 26, with doors open 9 am to 6 pm Friday and 9 am to noon on Saturday. Proceeds from the sale are shared with the Clarence Regional Service and Rotary community projects.