Redland City Council hosts book sale, author expo at Capalaba

EXPO: Kay Scott is among the local authors with their books on show at the Redland City Council Great Book Sale and Local Author Expo. Photo: Stacey Whitlock
EXPO: Kay Scott is among the local authors with their books on show at the Redland City Council Great Book Sale and Local Author Expo. Photo: Stacey Whitlock

LOCAL writers will be in the spotlight at a book sale and author expo hosted by Redland City Council this month.

On October 19, visitors can grab a bargain at a book sale and meet local authors, who will be speaking about their writing experience and displaying their books.

Among them will be Kay Scott from Alexandra Hills, who will be launching her second book, Nanna Kay's Money Day.

The picture book was written to help her own grandchildren and other young people across the Redlands learn about budgeting for big purchases like cars or homes.

It comes as a dramatic departure from her earlier ventures into non-fiction historical writing.

Ms Kay said her book, as well as books from other local writers, would be available to buy. Writers would also be on hand to sign copies.

"We're thankful for council's support as local authors," she said.

All proceeds from the book sale will be donated to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, which aims to encourage literacy in remote Indigenous communities.

The Great Book Sale and Local Author Expo will be held on Saturday, October 19 between 9am and 12pm at Capalaba Place Hall, behind the library. Purchases are by cash only and visitors are reminded to bring a bag.