Bargain hunters and book lovers are in for a treat at the 12th annual Book Fair in McGregor.
This is the event to hunt for those treasures that always eluded you. Whether you are looking for non-fiction, the latest novels, books on travel, poetry, self-help, cookery, children’s or Afrikaans books, you will find both new and fresh pre-owned books by the thousands. New stock will be put out every day.
Not only will more than 15 000 books on a variety of topics be available at rock-bottom prices, but every book purchased will aid abused, neglected and elderly donkeys at the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary.
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys just outside McGregor. Here they are given the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment. Each donkey is cared for and checked daily according to their individual needs and ages.
A part of the work of the Sanctuary that is growing steadily is to deal with queries from across the country regarding good donkey care. Most problems arise from ignorance or the misbelief that donkeys do not need regular handling or appropriate care. The help given in this way, no doubt contributes to raising the status of donkeys in the eyes of the public. Each individual donkey that is helped is one less in pain, discomfort or suffering mental anguish.
The success of this year’s Book Fair in McGregor will once again play a major role in supporting the work done at the Donkey Sanctuary. The community also benefits from this event. Work is created, books are donated to schools and libraries in the greater Langeberg area and this year there will also be a Storytelling and Book reading theatre at the Book Fair. Volunteers will read to children from books that will be donated to the Breede Skills Centre afterwards so that the kids can continue hearing wonderful stories. The Book Fair wants to assist in creating a culture of reading amongst children, as no one should be deprived of the joy of reading a good book.
There will be loads of books. Spoil yourself and visit McGregor from 18 – 20 May and found good reads for the winter ahead.
For accommodation options contact McGregor Tourism: 023 625 1954