Plimmerton book fair should be a cracker
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.