The Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary’s Big Book Fair is back


ESELTJIESRUS Donkey Sanctuary will run its 16th and biggest ever Book Fair at the Oos-Kerk Hall in Robertson from Thursday 16 June to Saturday 18 June. After a two-year break due to the Covid-19 restrictions, the biggest book sale in the Western Cape is back. A warm invitation is extended to all book worms and bargain browsers to join this very special event. Embrace the culture of caring at this giant winter book sale, which brings in much needed funds through the sale of some 14 000 books, all offered at bargain prices. All proceeds help to create a better life for the donkeys that now live safely at Eseltjiesrus.

Come and browse through your choice of new and pristine pre-owned and even collectable books, including 100-year-old classics and first editions. Current novels; travel; cookery; art; gardening; psychology and lifestyle books abound, plus there’s also biography and a good selection of children’s titles, both new and pre-owned.

Eseltjiesrus Donkey Sanctuary is near McGregor in the Western Cape. It is a home and safe haven for previously abused and retired donkeys. From McGregor, Robertson is a scenic 22 km drive away. 

Shortly after the founding of Eseltjiesrus in 2008, music legend David Kramer agreed to be patron of this donkey haven. Kramer recently composed and recorded a special song titled Donkiehemel to create awareness of the plight of working donkeys as well as the welfare work that takes place at Eseltjiesrus. Donkiehemel was launched on World Donkey Day on May 8, 2022. 

Watch the video of Donkiehemel here to warm up for the book fair.

This Giant Winter Book Fair takes place from Thursday 16 to Saturday 18 June, in the spacious Oos-Kerk Hall in van Zyl Street, Robertson. Opening hours are 9.30am to 4.30pm. For information, call 023 625 1593 or email [email protected]

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