Too many books, not enough time

Kapiti Observer - - WHAT’S ON - STAFF RE­PORTER

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,

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