Even though I am a former librarian I prefer to own books rather than borrow them. I love fetes and op shops where I sometimes pick up pre-loved books for a song.
Today I found that an Australian charity has put their bookshop online. From their website I learnt that "Brotherhood Books is a new Social Enterprise from the Brotherhood of St Laurence and is intended to encourage the recycling of high quality books and to contribute funds to the Brotherhood’s charitable operations."
|Brotherhood Books Home Page www.brotherhoodbooks.org.au|
For that sum I purchased eight books with no extra cost for shipping. I am now anxiously awaiting the arrival of my purchases:
|Immigrants in Western Australia|
|Families in Colonial Australia|
|Ella Norman: or A Woman's Perils|
|A Portrait of Bathurst|
|In Sunshine or in Shadow|
|A City on a Hill|
|Chosen: The Jews in Australia|
This is a fantastic initiative from a charity. I encourage all my Aussie friends who share my passion for reading to support this venture. You can keep up with their news at Brotherhood Books on Facebook