Annerley Community Bookshop Donates Books and Fit-Outs to Braille House Shop

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The Annerley Community Bookshop may have closed its doors in July 2019 after more than two decades of operating, but its final chapter has a happy ending.

The community bookshop handed out its books and fit-outs to Braille House, a voluntary association of people specialising in tactual literacy to all states of Australia. The charity will be allowed to open their own bookshop with the same commitment to the community.

Braille House Shop, which is what the new bookshop will be called, officially opened its doors to the public on 17 August 2019 at the Braille House location at 507 Ipswich Road Annerley. 

The new bookshop, which is just a block from the old Annerley Community Bookshop, has a lot of bargain books and bay windows to relax in. Aside from a large range of books donated from the Annerley Community, it will have books donated and transcribed into Braille. 

According to Annerley Community Bookshop’s volunteer Paul Hodges, it had to close because of rising operating costs and time-poor people. In 2017, it even launched a Go Fund Me appeal for additional funds that will be used to pay the rent and get the bookshop on its feet again. 

Meanwhile, if you want to check out the remaining books at the Annerley Community Bookshop, visit the Braille House Shop on weekdays, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm and on Saturdays, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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