Thu 1 Mar 2012
Posted by Helen
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For many years I have been hearing about the famous Bookworm Jumble. I was told that just about everybody in Goa helps and after Sunday I can indeed confirm that that is true!!!
For the last two weeks people have been dropping off jumble to sell at Elaine’s Miramar, Panjim home. Everything appeared… exercise bikes, clothes, electronics, shoes, any number of household items. All was sorted, priced and packed into boxes.
Early Sunday everything was transported to the large car park behind FabIndia and the line of open car ports was transformed into a Bookworm-style department store. Books, toys, clothes (men’s and ladies’) and even a whole area for handbags (a girl can never have enough handbags!). And, as in every great store, a dedicated cafe was set up – run by the wonderful mums of Sujata and Ferdie.
Ferdie drew the short straw and set up his stall of anything that had ‘wires’ on a flight of steps in full sun. Everybody else took up their stations selling their own speciality. The fun began! I had the nicest job of selling the new range of Bookworm’s published books and that meant I had a great chance to talk to friends both old and new.
Well after eight hours of hard work Bookworm made just over 2 lakh Rupees (that’s over 2,500 UK Pounds). Not too shabby at all!!! Well done everybody!
So I’ll put in my shameless plea now… If you’ve got any redundant laptops, cameras, anything smallish and ‘worth it’ under the bed then I’ll bring it out ready for next years Bookworm Jumble!