Book sale back, and better

21:26, May 27 2014
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LOTS OF CHOICE: Rotarians Bill Watt and Alfred Wilson sort through the thousands of books for sale at the Invercargill Rotary Book Sale.

What book could you never give away?

For many of us, our book collections are like photographs - a time capsule that holds memories of places, people and chapters of our own lives.

But this weekend those paper-covered tales will be onsold at Invercargill Rotary's annual book sale. Last year's sale raised $20,000 for the Bluff Coastguard.

Book sale convener Alfred Wilson is a living history of the event.

"My father started the book sale in 1980," he said.

Wilson said he had attended every book sale except for the first, when he was overseas.

"We are really impressed with the quality of books this year; it seems to be improving every time."

Prices had been reviewed from last year and reduced to between $3 and $5 for soft-covers. The clearance sale on Sunday afternoon would offer $5 bags of books or $10 for a box.

The sale runs from tomorrow until Sunday at the Civic Theatre.


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