Bookshop in Nundah Awarded the Ted Tremayne Award

Nundah’s community second hand bookshop, the CFQ Bookshop, received the Ted Tremayne Award, a recognition presented to a non-profit organisation that has made an important contribution to its own members of the community.

The Ted Tremayne Award is part of the Lilley Australia Day Awards which was established to recognise the generous contributions made by volunteers to the local community.

The CFQ Bookshop accepted the award at a ceremony at Kedron-Wavell Services Club on Australia Day.

For the last nine years, this humble bookshop in Nundah has been integral in helping children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Each time someone buys a book from the quaint little place on Ryan’s Road, he or she is supporting the services of the Cystic Fibrosis Queensland, an institution that funds research on the ultimate cure for the condition. According to a 2017 Queensland survey report, there is 838 people in the state who is living with CF, 56 of them are children.

“Raising money to make short lives big!” – CFQ Bookshop.

The bookshop has selections for different readers, may it be adult fiction and non-fiction, kids fiction and non-fiction, magazines and Mangas, even the Mills & Boons type. These books are donated which the bookshop sells at very low prices. Proceeds go directly to Cystic Fibrosis Queensland and a portion goes to the Lord Mayor’s Community Trust.