BOOKS

Libraries' annual book sale starts Friday (17 February)

Wednesday 15 February 2012, 1:01PM
By Christchurch City Council
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CHRISTCHURCH

Book-lovers have the perfect chance to stock up their library with the Christchurch City Libraries book sale which starts at 9am on Friday 17 February.

Christchurch City Council Libraries & Information Unit Manager Carolyn Robertson says the annual event, held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, is always popular and attracts a large turnout.

“Traditionally, we can draw up to 6000 customers every time we have one of these sales, so we encourage book-lovers to line up early to grab the bargains. It’s also nice to know that all proceeds from the sale go towards new books for the city’s libraries.”

The two-day sale has over 40,000 titles, including DVDs and CDs, most of which are priced at around $3. Some 1600 premium art and craft and home and gardening books are offered at slightly higher prices.

The sale offers used books, tapes, DVDs and CDs, children’s books, reference books, novels, and books on topics ranging from travel, war, history, science and nature which have been withdrawn from circulation from the city’s 20 libraries.

The Landscape Art Group will be exhibiting and offering works by local artists for sale.