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Mayor Square Book Fair fundraising for Irish Red Cross in Ukraine


Where? National College of Ireland, Mayor Square, IFSC, Dublin 1
When? Saturday 8th October, 11am-4pm
What? Second-hand book sale in aid of Ukraine
How much? All the books you can carry for just €10 (you can also donate books to the sale)

A €10 donation as you enter National College of Ireland this Saturday, will allow you to leave with as many books as you can carry – and support the Irish Red Cross in Ukraine at the same time.

Liz Maguire was inspired to organize a series of book sales, having attended one in Rathgar. She saw so many books and not so many people. "I have a background in marketing so when I was on the bus home, I realised I could help in some way." Liz, who lives in Rathfarnham, went to her local pub, Revels Bar. "They offered us the use of their upstairs room. I started talking about it on Twitter and people dropped off boxes of books to the pub and the house. We had our first book sale on Mother’s Day and since then we’ve had it around every two months."

Liz also accepts book donations on the day. She explained: "People really want to help however they can right now, and there’s a lot of pressure with the cost of living increasing so that you can’t necessarily make big donations. But in this capacity people are clearing out their shelves, they’re feeling productive and they’re also donating €10 at the door and leaving with books. So it’s a nice merging of those two worlds."

Liz has raised over €3,000 but hopes to hit the goal of €5,000 by the end of the year. She said: "This will be our second outing at National College of Ireland - we had a really successful sale last time, and are hoping that this outing will see me meet the target of sending €5,000 to the Irish Red Cross in Ukraine."

Bookworms will be asked to pay a single €10 donation at the door with no extra cost no matter how many books you carry away - this bring and buy formula is a win for sustainable reading!
You can also donate online here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mayor-squarebookfair