Too many books, not enough time
The collection boxes have been closed off as the Combined Lions Monster Bookfair is swamped with as many books as it can handle.
Project manager Peter Cresswell said the big box in Coastlands would be closed on Saturday and collection points throughout the district had been asked not to accept more books.
More than 60,000 books had been donated already and the team sorting, pricing and packing had as many as they could handle.
‘‘This is our 20th book fair and it has become a significant community event. We always get a huge turnout of customers, who replenish their libraries for the next 12 months, or who seek and find the book they have been hunting for.’’
He said the quantity of books for sale was ‘‘mindblowing’’.
Cresswell said were gems such as there Denis Glover - His Life, The Tolkien Family Album 1891-1992, Ron Palenski’s Men in Black and an associated volume Century in Black, 100 years of All Blacks Test Rugby.
There were hundreds of military titles, health, biographies poetry, music, cooking and even The Coronation Street Story 19602011.
The book fair will run for two days on October 14 and 15 in the Waikanae Memorial Hall,