The Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary will be celebrating 15 years of their love for books and promoting a culture of reading at their annual Book Fair, where every book purchased will aid donkeys in need.
Community (Municipal) Hall, Voortrekker Street, McGregor
Friday, 17 May to Sunday, 19 May 2019
10h00 to 17h00 (Sunday 14h00)
Entrance is free, with proceeds from every book purchased going to donkeys in need.
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary will be celebrating 15 years of their love for books and promoting a culture of reading at their annual Book Fair from 17 to 19 May 2019. This is an event for book-lovers, bargain hunters and readers looking for special treasures.
The tables will once again groan under the weight of thousands of new and pre-owned books on a variety of topics at rock-bottom prices. With more than 12 000 books to choose from, including non-fiction, latest novels, books on travel, poetry, self-help and cookery, as well as children’s books and Afrikaans books, you will find something to take home and enjoy! New stock will be put out every day and every book purchased goes towards donkeys in need.
In addition, the Storytelling and Book Reading Theatre for children at the Book Fair was introduced last year to make sure that no one visiting the Fair is deprived of the joy of reading a good book.
Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary provides a permanent refuge for abused, neglected and elderly donkeys just outside McGregor. Here they are given the opportunity to live out their lives with respect and dignity, surrounded by their own kind, in a protective and natural environment. Each donkey is cared for and checked daily according to their individual needs and ages. The Sanctuary is open to the public four days a week to give both adults and children the opportunity to interact with the donkeys on guided tours.
Although the success of this year’s Book Fair in McGregor will once again play a major role in supporting the work done at the Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary, the community will also benefit from this event. Work is created, books are donated to schools and libraries in the greater Langeberg area and the Breede Skills Centre will receive all the books read to children in the Storytelling and Book Reading Theatre, where the kids can continue hearing wonderful stories.