The Port Lincoln Book Bazaar has unveiled its new EFTPOS sales system after receiving COVID-19 Recovery Sponsorship from the Port Lincoln Bendigo Community Bank. The sponsorship enabled the Book Bazaar Charity Bookshop to set up a new point of sale system and deliver volunteer training, keeping volunteers and bookshop patrons safer, and embracing the convenience of EFTPOS.

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation was very pleased to have the opportunity to make this important digital-age improvement, with sales currently at record highs.

Volunteers are being trained to ensure everyone is comfortable with the new sales system. The Book Bazaar accepts donations of books, in good clean condition, DVDs, CDs, LPs, games and puzzles for resale. Local Eyre Peninsula published authors’ books are also for sale at the Book Bazaar. Profits are shared with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation and the Home Hospice Fund.

Director Peter Knife said “The new integrated system is a significant improvement over the previous cash register, and the volunteers have embraced it enthusiastically. Customers have expressed a desire for EFTPOS facilities, and the Book Bazaar is now able to offer it.”

Chair Garry Downey said “We appreciate the financial support provided by the Bendigo Community Bank. This sponsorship  will make a genuine difference in increasing book sales that will in turn support the Foundation and Eyre Peninsula Home Hospice Service.

The Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation carefully manages a growing base of donated funds and works with philanthropic and other partners to ensure the best possible value and impact from each of its community projects, regional student advancement and home hospice services on Eyre Peninsula. The Foundation is supported by the invaluable work of the Book Bazaar volunteers and committed administrative staff.

For more information about donating to, or working with the Eyre Peninsula Community Foundation call 0400 685 520 or email

Photo – Maggie Knife (EPCF Director) training Julie Lihou and Chris Houweling (Book Bazaar volunteers) on use of the new point-of-sale system at the Book Bazaar on 4 January 2021.