Photo by Sarah Marquet.
Christine Oliver, of Dunedin, hunts out a bargain at the
25th annual Rotary book sale in Alexandra yesterday.
She is one of several hundred people to have already attended
the sale, which ends on Sunday.
Rotarian and book sale convener Ken Cook said $10,000 was
made on the first day of the sale, on Boxing Day, and he
hoped the figure would double by the time the sale ends. The
first day's takings were slightly down on past years, and Mr
Cook is hoping for some rain at the weekend to ''bring people
With between 40 and 50 tonnes of books, the sale at the
Alexandra Community Centre is to raise money for Rotary's
''charitable purposes'', he says. Most of it would be spent
locally, a little nationally and a little on international
It is the second year the sale has been held at the community
centre, after moving from the now demolished St Enochs Church