Treasures lurk in sale stacks
Thousands of books await the crowds expected at this year’s Matamata Historical Society Book Fair.
A team of dedicated volunteers has spent months packing boxes and sorting through the tidal wave of donated books.
Society member Lorna Reynolds said there was always a good response from the community and this year was no different.
‘‘There is something here for everyone,’’ she said. ‘‘You name it, we have it.’’ There are always a few treasures hid- den among the stacks and this year organisers came across a George Eliot novel printed in 1871.
Old records, puzzles, magazines, CDs and DVDs are also on sale and there are plenty of children’s books.
Proceeds from the fair will go towards the establishment of a dairying display in the newly built cowshed at the Firth Tower Museum.
The fair is being held at the former Tables on Broadway, on the corner of Broadway and Vosper St.
It starts on Thursday, October 3 and runs until Saturday, October 5.
Donations of books are still being accepted at the Citizens Advice Bureau on weekdays between 10am and 3pm.
Getting ready: Matamata Historical Society members, from left, Meryl Crow, Colin and Gabrielle Kemplen, Lorna Reynolds, Bobye Hawes and Jocelyn Downs prepare for the book fair.