A dedicated book-lover retires

August 30, 2017

After 17 years of sorting, assessing, shelving and selling books, Betty Williamson has decided it’s time to take her leave and start a new chapter in her life.

Betty and her husband Max have been instrumental in supporting the sale of books for Lifeline Gippsland since the organisation’s very first Book Fest that took place at the original Princes Drive warehouse back in 2001. Lifeline Gippsland’s Book Fests were huge events back then, attracting buyers not only from Gippsland, but Melbourne and surrounds as well, raising an outstanding amount of funding from donated books that were collected from across the entire Gippsland region. Behind every book sale were Betty and Max.

Betty continued on in her role for Lifeline Gippsland when the organisation began running a Book Barn from out of the old Airlee Bank Homestead in Bridle’s Estate for some years and then moved its book operations across to the current Warehouse in Fleming Street which provided a more permanent location.

We wish you all the best Betty. Thank you for all of your time and dedication! We’ll miss you!