This book shop offers discounts to truckies who like to read
EVERYONE loves to read - and so do truckies.
So, to say thank you for "keeping Australia going", book shop and book exchange owner Di Zelcestor-Colistor is offering a 50 per cent discount to all bookworm truckies who stop in at her Queensland shop.
"I knew a few truckies who read books and thought, you know what, what a good way to give back," she said of her decision.
"They work through the holidays without seeing their kids, work a lot of hours and put up with an awful lot of crap on the roads."
While she's been operating her store, Di's, out of Laidley for about four years, she only recently decided to give the "truckie discount" a go.
She said she wanted to highlight that truckies were "just like everyone else" and bust the stereotype that everyone thought truckies weren't intelligent.
"People assume you are a truckie and that you're not intelligent, but I know truckies who are lawyers. It's sad that it's only the small groups that people think of. A lot of them are very intellectual people," she said.
"They read and buy all sorts of books - it ranges from textbooks, through to novels. Some are sci-fi, some like textbooks about psychology, others read crime and true stories. It's totally across the board - some even like westerns."
Di's generous offer is valid upon presenting your heavy vehicle licence.
You can pop into the book shop and exchange at 145 Patrick Street, Laidley, Queensland (next to the National Australia Bank).
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