Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise president Laureen Vanderwolf, Alicia and Belinda Benz and Rotary member Shelley Green at the Big Book Sale in Albion St.
Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise president Laureen Vanderwolf, Alicia and Belinda Benz and Rotary member Shelley Green at the Big Book Sale in Albion St. Gerard Walsh

Big Book Sale attracts double the books compared to 2018

A NINE-year-old girl knew what she wanted at the Rotary Club of Warwick Sunrise Big Book Sale which finished on Sunday afternoon.

"I like reading Treehouse books,” Alicia Benz said.

Alicia was at the big book sale with her mother Belinda Benz who admitted to not being a regular at book sales.

"We made $7000 last year and am nearing $10,000 this year,” club president Laureen Vanderwolf said.

With each book on offer for $2, that means 5000 books were sold in addition to the free book given to every child.

The sale started on Tuesday when half a day was set aside so people with a disability could check out the books without a big crowd.

This year's sale was in offices used by the Daily News in Albion St before the move to Kenilworth St late last year.

Ms Vanderwolf said the busiest days were Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

"We are very grateful to Norm Betts for giving us the space free to charge,” she said.

"This year, we had almost double the number of books.”

Some of the most sought after authors were P.D. James, J.D. Robb, Lee Child and Wilbur Smith.

Ms Vanderwolf said there was not as much interest in sporting books this year.

"Cooking, gardening, religious, war and crime books were popular,” she said.

"There was also a lot of interest in books in the fantasy section.”