Bookends in Kendall to host annual book sale, May 11

FUN: Book lovers rejoice as the Bookends annual book sale is on again.

FUN: Book lovers rejoice as the Bookends annual book sale is on again.

The annual book sale is on again. Bookends at Kendall is holding its yearly book sale on Saturday 11th May between 8.30am and 2pm at the Kendall Hall.

From the dozens of tables in the hall covered with second-hand books, bargain-hunters will have the opportunity to fill an entire shopping bag for only $5. So bring plenty of bags. Everything up at the book store will also be heavily discounted.

Bookends is a Community bookstore, a non-profit organisation, that is run entirely by volunteers. It relies totally on book donations from the public.

"People are amazed how cheap our books are and how friendly the place is," the co-ordinator, Michelle Lopert said. "All our volunteers love books and encourage the public to read. For this reason we purposely keep the prices very low."

"And all the money earned by Bookends and the Book Sale goes back into the Community Centre."

Bookends is a quaint little bookstore situated in the old Batar School, next to the Kendall Hall on Comboyne Street.

Thanks to the many generous grants from the Kendall Op Shop and with the enthusiasm of the community volunteers, the bookstore has been transformed from a raggedy room full of stray bookcases to a well-run, successful co-operative book store.

It has been going strong since 2007.

"So come along to Kendall and make a day of it. Bring the family, meet the enthusiastic volunteers at the Kendall Community Centre and fill your bags with books, ready for winter," she said.