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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.

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