Donation assists Book Bazaar

NEW SYSTEM: Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation director Maggie Knife trains Port Lincoln Book Bazaar volunteers Julie Lihou and Chris Houweling on use of the new point of sale system. Photo: Supplied
NEW SYSTEM: Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation director Maggie Knife trains Port Lincoln Book Bazaar volunteers Julie Lihou and Chris Houweling on use of the new point of sale system. Photo: Supplied

The Port Lincoln Book Bazaar has unveiled its new EFTPOS sales system having received COVID-19 Recovery Sponsorship from the Port Lincoln Bendigo Community Bank.

The sponsorship enabled the charity bookshop to establish a new point of sale system and deliver volunteer training, keeping volunteers and bookshop patrons safer, and embracing the convenience of EFTPOS.

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation (EPCF) said it was pleased to have the opportunity to make this important digital improvement, with sales currently at record highs.

Volunteers are being trained to ensure everybody is comfortable with the new system.

The Book Bazaar accepts donations of books, in good condition, plus DVDs, CDs, LPs, games and puzzles for resale, while Eyre Peninsula published authors' books are also for sale, and profits are shared with EPCF and the Home Hospice Fund.

"The new integrated system is a significant improvement over the previous cash register, and the volunteers have embraced it enthusiastically," EPCF director Peter Knife said.

"Customers have expressed a desire for EFTPOS facilities, and the Book Bazaar is now able to offer it."

Chairperson Garry Downey said they appreciated the financial supported provided by Bendigo.

"This sponsorship will make a genuine difference in increasing book sales that will in turn support the foundation and Eyre Peninsula Home Hospice Service," he said.

For more information about donating to, or working with the EPCF, call 0400 685 520 or email admin@epcf.com.au.