You probably have passed by the area in front of Audi 1 during Week 4 to see the normally empty space transformed to contain rows of books ranging from the whole collection of Dan Brown mystery books to guidebooks in managing your pregnancy.
This book fair was brought by Persatuan Kebajikan Xim Phou Moon Malaysia in collaboration with Monash University Volunteer Program (MUVP) to collect funds which will be used to improve the lifestyle of needy communities.
“The books are either secondhand books donated or are directly from warehouse suppliers as they contain minor print errors and cannot be sold in bookstores, but otherwise all are in good condition,” said Sandhya, the President of MUVP.
Throughout the whole week, interested students can be seen skimming through the books or averting their eyes awkwardly from romance book covers with characters in a passionate embrace.
Overall, the book fair went well and the books sold provide hope that this generation has not totally given up on doing activities that require a long-attention span.
The friendly book seller you might have noticed known as Shing exclaimed, “A girl was so excited to find an English copy of Gone with the Wind as she failed to find it for three years, as she only owned the Persian version previously!”
Students are open to contribute food, toiletries, cash donation, secondhand clothes in good condition and even their time to volunteer for the Persatuan Kebajikan Xim Phou Moon Malaysia.
Why not do something good for the world?
Writer: Durrah Sharifah Ahmad Azlan