Save the Children opens pop-up bookshop in Mirrabooka

Brent Bramley, Sonia Holmes and Nick Perryman
Brent Bramley, Sonia Holmes and Nick Perryman

A VOLUNTEER-run pop-up bookshop has been launched in Mirrabooka to raise funds for WA children support programs.

Not-for-profit organisation Save the Children and The Square Mirrabooka launched a temporary book shop last Friday, where people could browse and buy second-hand books, with proceeds going to the organisation.

Save the Children WA community fundraising manager Sonia Holmes said the shop catered for the entire community.

“This is the first kind of initiative of its kind at The Square Mirrabooka…it bodes well with our community focus and customer base (including) young mothers with children and seniors,” she said.

“This opportunity came about from our sister centre, Belmont Forum.

“The Centre has recently undergone a substantial redevelopment and therefore lettable retail space is limited so unfortunately Save The Children had to relocate.”

The Square marketing manager Zaran Oliver said the shop provided employment opportunities to people with disabilities.

“More than simply a pop-up bookshop, this initiative has created a communal meeting ground for residents both near and far,” he said.

“Seventy per cent of funds raised will go to programs here in WA in areas like Armadale, Gosnells, Kununurra and the Dampier Peninsula.

“The remaining funds are distributed across other programs run by Save The Children in Australia and across the world.”