Good reads needed

WHETHER it's a rip-roaring dramatic tale or a how-to-fix-it car manual, Lifeline wants to get its hands on your books.

The Big Book Fair is on again at Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley from October 5-7, and this time there are two new features Lifeline hopes will get people talking.

Lifeline South Coast executive director Grahame Gould said they were running a Friend and Neighbours for Suicide Prevention Book Drive and also one for business community leaders.

"Books are great conversation pieces and provide a nice link between neighbours and friends," Mr Gould said.

The books can be delivered to the stadium on Hooka Creek Road, between 7.30am and 5pm on October 4.

Business leaders are being urged to collect books from their organisations and bring them in on the same day. Some of the organisations involved include Peoplecare, Wollongong City Council and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District.

Mr Gould said these books would be sold in the new Treasure Hunt section, which would not be sorted. About 72,000 books had been collected so far.

■ Lifeline is looking for volunteers to help at the Book Fair and to set up on October 3 and 4. Call Louise on 4226 7208.

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