Lifeline Darling Downs has sadly announced that due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 and concerns about being able to successfully manage large crowds, they have decided to cancel this year’s Chronicle / Lifeline Bookfest which would have occurred in early March 2021.
They have however set up a “Bookfest Pop-Up Shop” at the Wilsonton Shopping Centre so that all avid readers can still bag a bargain and stock up on their reading supplies. The store is located at the Wilsonton Shopping Centre, in the old Dimmey’s store and is open Tuesday – Friday 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to 2pm.
“With our concern for public health and the instability of the COVID-19 situation, we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel Bookfest this year. With over 10,000 visitors over two days social distancing would just be impossible to manage”, Lifeline Darling Downs CEO, Derek Tuffield OAM said.
“The annual Chronicle /Lifeline Bookfest is a major revenue generator for the organisation therefore, we had to find an innovative way to help supplement the income stream and at the same time make these books available to the general public, by opening the temporary Bookfest Pop-Up Shop at Wilsonton Shopping Centre”, Mr Tuffield said. “Customers can fill up a standard Eco-bag for $15 with books, CDs, or DVDs.”
As with all Lifeline stores and offices, customers are required to adhere to current social distancing rules and hand sanitiser is available in-store. EFTPOS continues to be the preferred payment method.
For all Lifeline shop locations and individual trading hours visit https://bit.ly/2Vx0S2X or call 1300 991 443.