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Variety hungry for books this May

THE Variety Book Monster has returned to all Shiploads stores statewide in May, hungry for quality pre-loved books, DVDs, games and puzzles.

All items fed to the Variety Book Monster will be sold at the annual Variety Monster Book Fair that will be held from 13 to 15 August 2021 at Princes Wharf 1.

Monster May opened on 1 May and will run until 31 May, with people being encouraged to head into their local Shiploads to donate.

“After a COVID break for 2020, the Variety Monster Book Fair is back,” Variety Tasmania chief executive officer Mohammad Aldergham said.

“Due to the success of the Monster Book Fair in 2019, this year we are anticipating it being bigger and better than before, and due to popular demand, we will be running it over three days in August at PW1.

“We will be celebrating inclusion and literacy and raising funds to help empower Tassie kids who would otherwise fall through the gaps in the system.

“Not only will we have a range of quality books, games, puzzles and DVDs at unbelievable prices, but we will also have various activities for young and old running across the three days.”

To support the event, people can feed their pre-loved, good quality books, DVDs, boardgames and puzzles to the Monster at any of the Shiploads stores across the state, including the Cambridge store, throughout May.

The Variety Book Monster will be visit each of the Shiploads stores during May.

“it’s a really good cause and the customers love it – we always get a lot of books that help a lot of people out,” Shiploads Sandy Bay store’s Damian Morozoff said.

“It’s great for children in need and for something that doesn’t really take a lot of effort to do, it does a lot of good.”

To join the discussion and suggest your ideas for making it the best bookfair event on the calendar, visit the Variety Monster Book Fair event page on Facebook.

Variety Tasmania has one of the widest children’s charity charters.

Its mission is to support children who fall through the gaps of the system through tangible grants to Tasmanian children under 18 years of age who are sick, disadvantaged or have additional needs.

Every donated book, DVD and puzzle will enable Variety to raise much needed funds to continue their work for Tassie children.