Plim­mer­ton book fair should be a cracker

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Ev­ery now and again a book turns up that gets Gwyn Akeroyd ex­cited.

The or­gan­iser of this week­end’s Plim­mer­ton Ro­tary Book Fair said the public was gen­er­ous when it came to do­nat­ing to the event.

More than 1300 ba­nana boxes of books will be un­loaded on to ta­bles at the fair venue – New Zealand Ken­nel Club in Prosser St, on Fri­day.

‘‘Peo­ple may be clean­ing out their book­shelves or mov­ing house. What­ever the rea­son, we’re very lucky we are so well sup­ported by the public and our spon­sors,’’ Akeroyd said.

Dur­ing the sorting this year a leather-bound book en­ti­tled Con­cern­ing the Sit­u­a­tion in Spain, writ­ten in the mid-1700s, was un­cov­ered. The ro­tary club put it on Trade Me and the win­ning bid was $50.

‘‘We may have been able to get more, but we’ll take the $50 and put it in the mix,’’ Akeroyd said.

Or­gan­is­ers hope the fair will raise $20,000. Half will be do­nated to Life Ed­u­ca­tion Trust and the rest will sup­port the club’s regular char­ity work.

About 18 vol­un­teers en­sure smooth sail­ing for the fair, from pick­ing the books up from key spon­sors Pro­fes­sion­als and Tur­nat Con­struc­tion, to sorting and be­ing on hand at the Ken­nel Club.

DVDs, CDs and jig­saws are also avail­able. Most books are $2.

The fair runs on Satur­day and Sun­day, from 9am till 4.30pm. Eft­pos (no credit cards) is avail­able.

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