Rotary Book Sale

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Unloading cartons of books in preparation for next month's Rotary Club of Invercargill Book Sale are Southern Institute of Technology students Rohana Deepal (left) and Ruban Kennedy, from Sri Lanka.

THOUSANDS of books at this year’s Rotary Book Sale will be combined with plenty of other treasures to trawl through, including DVDs, computer games and CDs.

Many volunteer hours are being clocked up as members of the Rotary Club of Invercargill help collect, sort and get the books and other items ready for the public to peruse next month.

Club member Tom Sawyer said donations were now being accepted and could be left at most garages in Invercargill, Riverton and Bluff, where Rotarians would collect them and transport them to the Civic Theatre.

Going by the steady inflow already, Mr Sawyer estimated donations were on a par with previous years, guessing there could be as many as 30,000 books for the opening day.

“It has been a bumper year so far with a wide selection of really good books being donated.”

To make it easier for those who had a particular interest in history, the collector’s corner, with historical-focused books, would be set aside, he said.

The massively popular annual book sale will begin on Friday, June 16, from 8am until 6pm and continue on Saturday, June 17, 9am-5pm, and Sunday, June 18, 9am-3pm.

Proceeds from the sale are used by the club to support its ongoing community projects.

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