The annual world famous in Christchurch
Big Bargain Book Sale is on soon at the Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon. Get these dates in your diary now!
Friday 21 March 2014 9am – 7pm
Saturday 22 March 2014 9am – 4pm
Some Book Sale facts and figures
Christchurch City Libraries have run successful annual book sales for over 27 years.
Most items for sale cost $3 ($1 for kids’ stuff). Some items have been priced at a higher value including some art books, New Zealand non-fiction and house and garden books.
Friends of the Library provide the majority of the staffing for the event. The Landscape Art Group will be exhibiting framed and unframed original paintings and drawings by local artists.
More stock is put out progressively during the sale – so whatever time you come there should be plenty to look at.
The first couple of hours are very busy – 400 people through the door in the first ten minutes last year!
10 March 1907
Foundation stone laid for the Cashmere sanitorium. Poet James K. Baxter was an undistinguished employee in the 1940s.
11 March 1899
Railway accident at Rakaia kills 4 and injures 22. The 2 trains which collided were crowded with Islington freezing workers returning from an excursion. The accident led to dramatic improvements in railway signals, braking systems and safety equipment.
12-15 March 1927
Visit of Duke of York (later King George VI). View articles and images on DigitalNZ.
Photographer: Robert Percy Moore HRH Duke of York inspecting Sockburn Aerodrome, 15 March 1927 Panoramic negative Reference No. Pan-0064-F Photographic Archive, Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand
14 March 1987
“Te Maori” exhibition opens at the Robert McDougall Art Gallery. Over a nine week period, 147,012 people visited.
15 March 1856
Christchurch Club formed.
15 March 1982
City Council resolution declares Christchurch City a nuclear weapons free zone.
A timeline of Christchurch events in chronological order from pre-European times to 1989.
March events in our Christchurch Chronology.