Trea­sures for book worms at Bookarama

Bay News - - FRONT PAGE - — Re­becca Mauger

TRAILER loads of books have been rolling up to tu­moetai Col­lege in re­cent weeks.

Ev­ery two years the com­mu­nity clears out their li­braries and clos­ets and do­nates to the tu­moetai Col­lege PTA fundraiser Bookarama which takes place from Septem­ber 8-9.

The event has been go­ing strong for 30 years and is al­ways well sup­ported.

Run by the PTA, Bookarama is pegged as one of the best op­por­tu­ni­ties around for book worms and bar­gain hunters to find amaz­ing reads and great au­thors for very lit­tle money.

Most books are priced at less than $3 or four for $10.

The school has a con­tainer close to be­ing full of books of ev­ery genre— fic­tion, non­fic­tion, ro­mance, his­tory, bi­ogra­phies, mystery and ad­ven­ture, self help, sci­ence fic­tion etc.

PTA com­mit­tee mem­ber Paula Lonsdale says as usual, the O¯ PTA is hum­bled by the gen­eros­ity shown by the school O¯ and its com­mu­nity who have¯O do­nated huge amounts of books and other items.

They have a par­tic­u­larly large amount of fic­tion read­ing on of­fer this year, Paula says.

Also up for grabs is CDs, records, puz­zles, board games and vinyl records.

Eft­pos is avail­able. Bring your own bags.

Zach Reeder and Maia Ormsby, both 14, in front of the con­tainer full of books des­tined for Bookarama.

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