At the time of going to press, our Salvos Family stores in Dural and Glenorie will be opening, as usual. Please check our Facebook page regularly for updates on any changes due to the coronavirus concern.

Every week, several hundred books are donated to us. We have a dedicated team that checks these books; we aim to rehome those which are clean and which have a wholesome content.

Authors who may appeal to men include Jeffery Archer, Jack Higgins, Ken Follett, Clive Cussler and Robert Ludlam. Our women readers often search out Marion Keyes, Fiona MacIntosh, Caroline Overington, Kathy Lette, Janet Evanovich, Sandra Brown and Judy Nunn. Books by these authors are regularly donated to us and will be shelved alphabetically.

To encourage children to read more, you can often buy up to 5 books for $1.

Evergreen authors include Enid Blyton, Dr Seuss, Andy Griffiths, Ronald Dahl, Mem Fox and Beatrix Potter.

We have many different categories to make your search easier, and the aisles are labelled with the different sections that they contain. You can hone in on Biographies, Gardening, DIY, School and Uni texts, Pregnancy, Toddlers and Teenagers, Self Development, Special Diets, Cooking, Health, Pets and Nature, and Music. There is a large, free-standing Christian bookshelf with an extensive range of enlightening and uplifting books.

When donating books to us, please flick through each volume first to check for photos and other memorabilia. We often find articles that can be treasured memories to the original owner but have no way of getting them back to you. With Easter only days away, both stores will be closed from Good Friday on 10th April to Easter Monday on the 13th inclusive.