Bar­gains to be had at book sale

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Check un­der your bed, be­hind the dresser, or even just clean out that book­case – it’s time for the Tawa Ro­tary Book Sale.

The event, in its 10th year, will take place over the last two week­ends in July at an empty store at Tawa Junc­tion.

Co-or­di­na­tor Doug Bur­rus says it con­tin­ues to grow in pop­u­lar­ity, with ex­tremely long queues on the first day.

‘‘Last year we got great sup­port from lo­cal peo­ple and this year we hope for a sim­i­lar re­sponse.

‘‘Ev­ery­body wins – donors get rid of sur­plus books, buy­ers get to pur­chase from thou­sands of books, with most priced be­tween $ 2 and $ 3. Most chil­dren’s books are sold for 50 cents.’’

Last year’s sale raised $18,045, with funds go­ing to­wards sup­port­ing Life Ed­u­ca­tion in the Porirua basin, spon­sor­ship of baby scales for lo­cal med­i­cal cen­tres, a de­fib­ril­la­tor for Tawa Fire Brigade and projects to help Tawa Col­lege stu­dents.

‘‘This year we will con­tinue to sup­port Life Ed­u­ca­tion, and we hope to to be­gin a pro­gramme to sup­port dys­lexia within a lo­cal school,’’ Mr Bur­rus says. ‘‘Look­ing a bit fur­ther afield, the club is in the early stages of de­vel­op­ing a pro­ject in Tonga to pro­vide safe drink­ing wa­ter.’’

Good qual­ity, used books, CDs, DVDs and videos can be dropped off to Har­courts Tawa, Drum­monds Unichem Phar­macy, the Mexted Mo­tors show­room, or call Doug Bur­rus on 232 7894.

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