Tauranga book sale of 35 years postponed

Jill Best arranging books in preparation for the sale. Supplied photo.

The Rotary Tauranga Book sale will no longer go ahead on Friday and Saturday, due to the change in Covid alert levels.

The book sale will still go ahead on Sunday, if Tauranga goes back to level 1.

Organiser of the sale Richard Speed says the sale will continue on Saturday and Sunday, March 13 and 14.

“There will be thousands of books including children books, music, CDs, DVDs, Jigsaws, specials and art.”

The book sale is a community project which has run for the last 35 years, and raises tens of thousands of dollars annually for local charities.

It always raises more than fifty thousand dollars and some years has raised up to one hundred thousand dollars.

Richard says a lot of the books this year are like new as many people bought books during lockdown and then donated them once they’d finished with them.

There will be roughly 50,000 books for sale, at a maximum price of $6.

Local charities that have benefited in the past are the Waipuna Hospice, Tauranga Foodbank, child cancer, as well as using money for Rotary leadership courses for the youth and Rotary projects in the islands.

 Any books that don’t sell will be donated to the pacific islands, op shops and local schools.

The book sale will be at the Seeka Coolstore on Harvard Way, opposite Classic Flyers, and will be from 9am- 5pm on all three days.

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