Take a look at our Big Bargain Book Sale – it kicks off tomorrow!

Some photos from Library book sales gone by (including yours truly with her book booty – Dirk Bogarde! Halston! Andrew Loog Oldham!).

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Library Book Sale

And more recent times:

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The annual world famous in Christchurch Big Bargain Book Sale is on soon at the Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon.

  • Friday 21 March 2014 9am – 7pm

  • Saturday 22 March 2014 9am – 4pm

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Friday night book fry – Big Bargain Book Sale 2014

booksalefryBack in 2006 we advertised our book sale with a “fry up” book style. There is also another promotion Lindsay (Bindery team leader back then, and Book Sale organiser) did but alas I have no photos. He is resplendent in a bathful of books.

In 2014, the annual world famous in Christchurch Big Bargain Book Sale is on soon at the Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon.

  • Friday 21 March 2014 9am – 7pm

  • Saturday 22 March 2014 9am – 4pm

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Big Bargain Book Sale 2014

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.
  • The wonderful 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!

Library book sale 2012
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Big Bargains at Book Sale

It starts today! The famous big book sale takes place at the Pioneer Leisure Centre: easy access, plenty of parking and it’s on the Orbiter Bus route

  • Friday 30th October 2009, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Saturday 31st October 2009, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Book sales can unearth some real gems, my favourite find was Idols of Perversity: Fantasies of feminine evil in fin-de-siecle culture by Bram Djikstra. Score!

What goodies have you found at the library book sale??