Book­worms in­vited to fair

Papakura Courier - - WHAT’S ON - CHRIS HARROWELL

There will be boxes of books and bar­gains galore at a pop­u­lar com­mu­nity fundrais­ing event in South Auck­land.

The Ro­tary Club of Ma­nure­waTakanini stages its an­nual pub­lic book fair at Al­fris­ton Col­lege from April 20-23. Money raised from the sale will go to Kidz First Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal as well as other projects.

The home of club sec­re­tary Colin White and his wife Sher­rin, who’s an hon­orary mem­ber, is serv­ing as one of eight book dropoff points.

Their garage is packed full of hun­dreds of card­board boxes con­tain­ing an es­ti­mated 20,000 books, which they sort into dif­fer­ent cat­e­gories.

‘‘I’ve spent hours on this since the first week of March,’’ Sher­rin says. ’’It’s a worth­while cause and some­thing we’ve done pas­sion­ately for seven years. We’ve al­ways sup­ported Kidz First.’’

There’s an ad­di­tional 100 boxes be­ing housed tem­po­rar­ily in another garage and 150 boxes in stor­age. The club’s pre­vi­ous book fairs raised more than $100,000.

Sher­rin says it’s a pop­u­lar at­trac­tion for South Auck­land book lovers. ’’We get more of the same peo­ple back again each year. The word is out there about why we do it. We see peo­ple drop books off and then we see them again at the sale.’’

The book fair is at the Al­fris­ton Col­lege hall at 550 Porch­ester Rd. It’s open to the pub­lic from 9am to 5pm on April 20-22 and from 9am to 1pm on April 23 and en­try is free. Prices vary de­pend­ing on each book’s size but there’s a dis­count for buy­ing in bulk.

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