Annual Rotary book sale on

Wanaka Rotary Club member Mike Elliott stands in front of the 5000-7000 books on sale this...
Wanaka Rotary Club member Mike Elliott stands in front of the 5000-7000 books on sale this weekend at the club’s annual book sale at the Lake Wanaka Centre. PHOTO: ASPEN BRUCE
From humble beginnings 20 years ago, the annual Wanaka Rotary Club Book Sale has grown into a three-day event supporting the local community.

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



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