Chance to bag a bookshelf bargain

Donald Cunningham and Cynthia Smith, of the Invercargill Public Library, say the book sale will be a good opportunity for members of the public to add some books to their own collections.

PRE-LOVED books, DVDs, board games and puzzles will be for sale at the Invercargill Public Library’s annual book sale, which starts on Monday, March 28.

Invercargill City Council Libraries manager Marianne Foster said the sale would have something for everyone available at very reasonable prices.

“People love to come to our book sale and have a good rummage,” she said.

The annual Invercargill Public Library book sale 2022 will run from 9am-6pm until April 1.

Customer experience manager Cynthia Smith said the main idea behind the sale was to recycle what the library no longer needed and for once-beloved books to find a second home.

“All of the books that are going into the sale have been assessed because they’re no longer used or they’re duplicate copies, or a variety of different things,” she said.

“Rather than just throw them out, we want to give the public the opportunity to top up their own collections and use them again.”

Because of the continued spread of Covid-19, the library would be taking all the recommended precautionary measures, she said.

“And because we were not able to have the sale in October last year, we don’t expect to run out of resources so there will be plenty for everybody.”