Blayney Anglican Book Fair is back

GOOD BOOK FACE: Henry Power was fascinated by the book Shipwreck Detective during a sneak peak of the Blayney Anglican Parish Book Fair. Photo: Mark Logan.
GOOD BOOK FACE: Henry Power was fascinated by the book Shipwreck Detective during a sneak peak of the Blayney Anglican Parish Book Fair. Photo: Mark Logan.

When it comes to second-hand book fairs, there's not many that are as good as the Blayney Anglican Parish Book Fair that's held every April.

Cancelled in 2020 because of COVID-19, there is no need for more books as the tables will already be packed full of popular titles that have been stored in anticipation of this year's fair.

As we roll into winter and enjoy sitting on the lounge, thumbing our way through a few titles, the advantage of the book fair is grabbing some bargains that you'd otherwise pass up in a full priced bookshop.

We can't travel just yet so why not do some virtual tourism with a few travelogues or explore some foreign cuisines, take another look at your garden with a landscaping book or enter a world of fantasy with some science fiction.

You can also forgo the mindless wasteland of scrolling through social media and extend and retrain your concentration span with a great murder mystery or a political thriller.

Australian history and books written by Australian authors have always been popular at the book fair as are the bottles of preserves, jams and relishes that have both been cooked up by the parishioners, and those whose pantries are over flowing from this year's bumper harvests.

The fair is the parish's biggest individual fundraiser and usually brings in a lot more than what people would expect.

"Every year we earn about $10,000 from the book fair," said organiser Elizabeth Russ.

The dates are set for Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Friday 23 and Saturday 24 April from 8.30-4.30 each day.

There will be cups of tea and coffee on offer so head down to the Blayney Anglican Hall.

For enquiries contact Elizabeth Russ on 0408 682 122.