You are not permitted to download, save or email this image. Visit image gallery to purchase the image.
Between 5000 and 7000 books have been donated for this weekend’s book sale, which in previous years has raised as much as $15,000 from books starting at $1.
Rotary member Mike Elliott said funds raised had been redistributed back into the community.
"It’s been a real mix-and-match, but we very much see where we can help ... within the local community," Mr Elliott said.
Drop-offs of book donations began in May at Mitre 10 Mega.
Once collected, the books were sorted into genres by volunteers in preparation for this weekend.
About a dozen volunteers began setting up the books on Thursday for the sale, which began yesterday.
The book sale is open today from 10am-4.30pm and tomorrow from 10am-2pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre.
By Aspen Bruce