Dates booked for massive sale

A 10-month drive to round up unwanted books will culminate early next month with a massive sell-off.

Local charity volunteers have already begun sorting through thousands of books in readiness for the 30th annual Rotary Club book sale.

Mounds of books line trestle tables at the former Sam’s Warehouse site on Kable Ave, with more being shipped in daily, book sale co-ordinator Paul Cole said.

“We’ve had a full 20-foot-long container moved onto the site ... and we’ve got over 200 tables laid out,” he said.

“This space is miles bigger – it’s just huge.”

He said any type of book you would expect to find in a book store would be available during the nine-day event, along with an assortment of records, DVDs, CDs and some videos.

“Generally speaking books are very reasonably priced,” Mr Cole said.

“You might pay $5 for big hardback that retails for $35 to $45.” 

Thanks to this year’s larger venue, Mr Cole predicted the club could raise more than $30,000 for local charities.

The book sale kicks off on Saturday, May 3 to May 11 from 9am to 5pm daily.

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