Wednesday, June 19, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Proserpine Book Bonanza Back for Another Year

The Proserpine Museum’s 28th Annual Book Bonanza returns in two weeks and is expected to be bigger than ever. The bonanza started in 1996 at St Catherine’s Hall as a fundraiser for the new museum, which opened in 2001. Due to the popularity of the event, and the increase in pre-loved books being donated, the venue was upgraded to the museum's foyer and its longevity extended to over a week.
The generosity of the local public has led to the availability of a diverse range of books and magazines for all ages up for grabs at the book sale. Museum volunteers organise the sorting and pricing in the year leading up to the sale.
The book sale does not just sell books, however, CDs and DVDs, games, puzzles (inclusive of brand-new jigsaw puzzles), bric-a-brac and plants are on sale. All the items are in good condition and reasonably priced. The sale even includes a selection of raffles to participate in.
Shoppers who haven’t seen the museum before will be invited to look around the historical site for $6 for adults and $3 for school-age children or below. All money raised at the event will go towards the future upkeep and extension of the Museum.
Customers are encouraged to bring their own bags and boxes to collect some fantastic reading for the year ahead. For any enquiries around the event please contact: +61 049 453 969, or email

What: Prosperine Book Bonanza
Where: 198 Main Street, Prosperine
When: 9am to 4pm Saturday 29th June until Saturday July 6th closing at 12 midday.

Array of Books Available at Book Bonanza. Photo supplied

In other news