Watch: Rare finds at Salesians bargain book fair; Proceeds aid youth project

The Salesians of Don Bosco in Malta are organising a bargain book fair at St Patrick’s Salesian School in Sliema. The book fair will come to an end on Sunday.

Newsbook.com.mt visited the book fair where we met with Fr Charles Cini SDB who explained more about the book fair which has been organised for the past 25 years. Speaking to this newsroom, Fr Charles explained that for the community this is a cultural moment and in which they follow upon the footsteps of the organisation’s founder, John Don Bosco, an Italian priest who dedicated his life to the service of youth and children, and who would do anything to educate them.

The proceeds from the selling of books help the community collect funds to continue their work at the residential care home, a space where the community offers a home away from home to children and youth who need assistance. Like the organisation’s founder, through their project the Salesians guide the youth entrusted in their care.

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Most of the books on sale have been donated by the general public, and one may find some rare finds especially in the Melitensia section. Fr Charles said that the history section is also very interesting this year. There are also books which were previously available in libraries around Malta on sale. For those who would like to contribute and donate books, they may do so, by dropping the books at St Patrick’s reception. However they do not accept text books. The books will then be stored until the next book fair.

The book fair started on 19 March and will come to an end on Sunday 24 March. The opening hours are from 9am – 7pm on Saturday, and 9am-9pm on Sunday. For those planning to visit, parking is also available on the school grounds.

Video – Luke Zerafa