BOOK BUYERS HEAVEN
October will be a great time to stock up on summer holiday reads, as the Firth Tower holds its annual book fair. Since October last year, volunteers have been busy sorting through donated books and now have 600 boxes filled with up to 8000 titles.
They are selling books in every genre, and also puzzles, magazines and DVDs, from 50 cents and upwards. All the proceeds go to the Firth Tower Museum. In previous years, the book fair has raised $8000 to $10,000.
Fair organiser Lorna Reynolds says the Firth Tower book fair has become a highlight for book collectors from all over the Waikato, and possibly wider. She said most years, book collectors will be the first through the doors, searching for a rare and unique title.
She said a book dealer will be going through the books prior to the fair to create a ‘‘rare and collectable’’ books table for those looking for something special.
Books can be dropped at the Matamata Chronicle office from 8.30am-4pm Monday to Friday, and at Firth Tower Museum, Monday, Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm. They are not accepting books after October 9. The Firth Tower book fair is held on October 12-14, at the Matamata Primary School hall.
Volunteers Joanna Grant, Bobye Hawes and Lorna Reynolds have been sorting through books for the fair.