The Vose Booksale, now in its third decade, gets bigger every year. Although renowned for the selection of Christian books available, the booksale also features an array of books of all other kinds, including children's books, fiction, non-fiction, and antiquarian.

Annual Sale

The 2015 sale grand opening day will be Saturday, 11 April.

Perpetual sale

Vose also runs a year round Christian book sale at the front of the library. More books are added every week. The books are for sale whenever the library is open, with extended hours until 7pm Tuesday to Thursday during semester.

We also have a shelf of free books, containing all sorts of books we couldn't sell.


We accept donations of books all year round. We do not take the following items:

  • Discarded library books
  • Old magazines
  • Reader's Digest Condensed Novels
  • Encyclopedias
  • Textbooks

You can drop donations off at any time. Outside of business hours, please leave them on the front porch; during business hours, please come and ask the library staff. If you have any questions, call us on 6313 6288.

Books are best delivered in small boxes about the size of a box of A4 photocopy paper. Boxes of books are very heavy, and we all want to have good backs to lift our grandchildren with one day.


Our booksale is made possible by a fabulous team of volunteers. It was begun by librarians Val Wild and Gerry Covington in 1988 to raise funds and add books to the library from donated books. Each year, our volunteers sort thousands of books in preparation for the sale in Autumn. Since 2008, a group from Mt Pleasant Baptist has sorted books from June to April each year. The Annual Sale brings together many old friends of Vose who co-operate to make the day a success.