Rotary second-hand book sale this weekend

Rotary Club of Wānaka member Nicola Brown helping a happy customer at last year’s book sale.

Combining recycling and charity in order to help the local community brings book lovers great excitement each year. “The public response to donating books has been bigger than ever this year,” said Mike Elliot, Rotary Club of Wānaka organiser. 

The much anticipated annual Rotary Club of Wānaka Book Sale, comprising of thousands of second hand books, will begin this Friday 29 November, and it will take place over three days at the Lake Wānaka Centre, ending on Sunday 1 December. The book sale has traditionally seen hundreds of people flock to the Lake Wānaka Centre in search of a great read at a bargain price. 

“We have thousands of books, the storage we arranged is at capacity and books have been coming in consistently since we advertised for donations,” commented  Elliot. The books have been categorised to make browsing easy, and a coloured sticker indicates the price for each book. “It’s a big job to categorise and price but well worth it when we see the response and the funds we can raise for the community,” added Elliot.


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