Third Polofields Crossing Book Fair to warm book lovers’ hearts this May

Third Polofields Crossing Book Fair to warm book lovers’ hearts this May

Bundle up and get ready for the great reads on offer at Polofield Crossing’s third Book Fair in support of HospiceWits!

The winter edition of the Polofields Crossing Book Fair is set to take place from 27 to 29 May 2022 between 09:00 and 17:00 each day, with all the proceeds generated again going to the local NPO, which offers palliative care services to patients and their families in Johannesburg and Soweto.

Lovers of the written word should take note that the location of the winter Book Fair will change, with the main book tent moving to the parking area close to PAUL Bakery and Restaurant at Polofields Crossing. Bootloads of books will be for sale at the event, and the winter Book Fair will see the addition of a kiddies’ book tent, where children can also indulge in the wonderful world of literature.

Avid little readers are cordially invited to meet young writer Siyavuya Mabece at 10:00 on Saturday, 28 May. At just 10 years old, Mabece is already a published author, and her activity book Enough! Stop Bullying! is a rousing and riveting read that speaks to the problems her peer group may face at school.

Joining Mabece is young adult fiction author Catherine Jarvis. Jarvis’s book The Swim Team received a gold award when the Sanlam Prizes for Youth Literature were presented last year. Meet Mabece and Jarvis at the kiddies’ book tent at 10:00, and let the kids browse through the selection of children’s literature available there between 09:00 and 17:00 on Saturday.

Polofields Crossing implores our loyal shoppers to show their support for this very worthy cause by also donating some of their pre-loved literature for sale at the Book Fair. While books may also be donated for the duration of the fair, book collections will also be done at SuperSpar at Polofields Crossing, SuperSpar Olivedale and Robindale SPAR, as well as at Curro Waterfall. Polofields Crossing and HospiceWits are grateful to the pupils of Curro School, who will also be volunteering their services at the Book Fair on Saturday, 28 May.

SuperSpar Polofields will again ensure that bellies are filled for optimal book hunting, and will be selling boerie and prego rolls, hot beverages and pancakes at the Book Fair. Remember to also keep an eye out for Kismet Spices’ display at the fair, and enter Kismet’s competition to stand the chance to win great prizes while filling your bookcase.

Polofields Crossing is thrilled to be able to host the Book Fair, which has proved extremely popular in the past. There really is nothing better than settling in with a good book when the weather is cold – add to your collection while supporting a stalwart in the local community and ensuring that the capable interdisciplinary team at HospiceWits can continue doing their important work.

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