Dunedin Public Libraries marketing co-ordinator Kay Mercer
holds stock set for the library's Biggest Ever Booksale
tomorrow. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Whoever said ''sticks and stones may break my bones but
words will never hurt me'' has not shifted stock for the
Dunedin Public Libraries' annual book sale.
Libraries marketing co-ordinator Kay Mercer said 10 city
library staff were set to shift more than 14,000 books from
the library's second floor to its basement car park today for
the library's three-day Biggest Ever Booksale, which starts
''It's like a military exercise.''
The book sale had been held at the library since the late
1980s and had never been bigger.
Members of the Friends of the Library association could
preview the sale stock between noon and 2pm tomorrow and the
car park would be open for sales between 4pm and 8pm. The
sale also runs between 10am and 4pm on Saturday and 10am and
3pm on Sunday.
Most adults books were $1, children's books were 50c and
magazines 20c. Other sale items included CDs, DVDs, posters,
art prints, music scores and topographical maps.
Some people filled empty vans with books, Mrs Mercer said.
LandSAR volunteers would hold a sausage sizzle at the sale
and rescue readers who got lost in the literature.