Posted on Jun 06, 2022
Rotary Geelong West is pleased to announce that our next Book Fair will be held over the weekend of 5-7 August, 2022. The doors will open at 9.00am each day running through to 6.00pm on Friday, 5.00pm on Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday, at GEELONG WEST TOWN HALL (Pakington Street).
The Rotary Geelong West Team has been sorting through books from all genres, which will be available at incredible prices - $1 for paperbacks and children's books; $2 for hardcovers. Each of our Book Fairs contribute as the major fundraising for the Rotary Club of Geelong West, which so far have raised over $150,000 that has been channelled back through our Rotary Club’s supported projects such as Barwon Health Patient Transport, Samaritan House, Operation Newstart, Christ Church Meals Program, Barwon Valley School and Geelong Youth Engagement, not to mention all of the many smaller charitable programs that have been assisted by Rotary Club grants each year.
We will have available literally thousands of books from a wide variety of categories. And all it takes for you to change a life, is a gold coin donation on entry, and a book purchase of $1 or $2 - nothing could be simpler!

Visitors to our August Book Fair will not only pick up a bargain, they will be helping us to assist in the lives of the many people that benefit from what Rotary does, both locally and overseas. It’s a Win Win! Our community Book Fairs help thousands of people suffering illness, disadvantage and hardship every year, as well as also making a very important environmental difference. Books are donated by hundreds of people in the region as well as Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation, who have been a major contributor to the Book Fair for many years now.

Book Fairs like ours, are the perfect vehicle to recycle books and save them from being sent to landfill. That can only have a positive effect on reducing waste, which in turn benefits the environment and our community.
If you wish to donate books to our twice yearly Book Fairs, then please take note of the following information:
We will resume the collection of books after our August Book Fair is complete, being from 14th August 2022 onwards. We will update our website with suitable drop off points and times, after our August Book Fair.