Ipswich Christian Book Centre volunteers Michelle Behrend and Dot Brabham will help celebrate the shop’s 50th anniversary.
Ipswich Christian Book Centre volunteers Michelle Behrend and Dot Brabham will help celebrate the shop’s 50th anniversary. Sarah Harvey

50 years of good books

FIFTY years of supplying Ipswich with Christian literature will be celebrated tomorrow.

Volunteers and staff at the Ipswich Christian Book Centre will mark the 50th anniversary with a celebration at the West St store from 9.30am, followed by a fellowship lunch for 40 volunteers.

Manager Michelle Behrend is proud of all they have achieved.

"It's a great feeling to know we are moving ahead. We have longstanding customers and new ones coming in all the time, finding us through word of mouth," she said.

The centre was opened by Jean Foote, formerly of the Presbyterian Church at Booval, and stocks books ranging from teaching to children's books and Bibles.

Ms Behrend thanked the volunteers who had helped bring the shop this far. "With 50 years behind us we have a great heritage and future," she said.



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