Thursday, August 24, 2023


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Book Extravaganza For Proserpine Museum

The Proserpine Museum is ready to open its door for the 27th Book Bonanza this weekend.

Set to take place over the week from Saturday July 1 till July 8, the Book Bonanza caters for every reader, with an extensive collection of fiction, non-fiction, children, and magazines, plus CDs, DVDs, and bric-a-brac, including puzzles, plants, and craft supplies, to everyone occupied.

The event began in 1996, as just a weekend event held in the St Catherine Hall, before the donations inundated volunteers and the event was moved to the Museum, in 2001, and was extended to happen over an entire week.

Each and every book has been donated for the event, the Book Bonanza acting as Proserpine Museum’s sole fundraising activity, and all proceeds will go towards ongoing maintenance, improvements, and funding a new extension for the museum.

Delving into the rows and rows of books and trinkets, this event is not one to be missed, with something for everyone if you’re committed to searching and scavenging for a hidden treasure or two.  

WHAT: Proserpine Museum Book Bonanza

WHERE: Proserpine Museum, 198 Main Steet

WHEN: Saturday July 1 till Friday July 7, 9am – 4pm and Saturday July 8, 9am – 12pm

Tonnes for the family, with thousands of books, bric-a-brac and knick-knacks on offer at the Proserpine Museum Book Bonanza. Photo supplied

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