Community, Kids & Family · 7 Jun 2021

Find A Bargain At The Rotary Club Book Sale

Aimee Wilson

Aimee Wilson


Thousands of people will flock through the doors of the Civic Theatre from Thursday to Sunday this week, for the Rotary Club of Invercargill’s 40th anniversary Book Sale.

Traditionally starting on Friday morning, this should also have been the 41st book sale, but after Covid-19 there has been a few changes.

Club committee chairman Richard Russell said organisers had a lot more stock on hand with 2020 being cancelled, “it’s the most we’ve ever had, and the quality is absolutely superb,” he said.

Boxes and boxes of books. Photo:

Comics and old children’s books like Enid Blyton series are still popular, as well as gardening and cooking books “that disappear year on year,” he said.

The New Zealand section was also looking full and overall there would be between 30,000 and 50,000 books in the sale this year.

Proceeds from the book sale would go to The Southland Medical Foundation – that supports the medical profession with grants and funding for research projects.

The 2019 recipient was the Cancer Society that received $10,000 from the book sale.

With the demise of plastic bags, those attending the Rotary Club of Invercargill’s Book Sale are asked to bring their own bags, cartons or boxes.

The Book Sale will be held at the Civic Theatre from June 10-13.

Puzzles, lots of puzzles. Photo: