Book­worms’ paradise

Matamata Chronicle - - News -

With less than two weeks un­til doors open at the 15th an­nual Mata­mata His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety Book Fair, mem­bers are stunned at the num­ber of books flood­ing in.

Last year the so­ci­ety raised the thick end of $10,000 and pro­ceeds from this year’s fair will go to­wards the pro­posed cow­shed project at Firth Tower Mu­seum.

So­ci­ety mem­ber Joan Stan­ley said the Mata­mata community al­ways showed huge sup­port for the fair and it con­tin­ued to grow each year.

‘‘We have one ev­ery sin­gle year, so we are amazed as to where all the books come from,’’ she said.

A lot of hard work had gone into or­gan­is­ing the fair, with mem­bers spend­ing sev­eral months sort­ing through all the books and mag­a­zines.

This year, the fair is be­ing held at the for­mer Tables on Broad­way, on the cor­ner of Broad­way and Vosper St.

It starts on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 4 and runs un­til Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 6, open daily from 9am till 4pm.

Al­most ready:

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