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Howick RSA Bookarama is back for another year

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It’s that time of year again.

The annual Bookarama is back and it’s a book lovers dream.

Now in its 18th year, Bookarama, hosted by The Rotary Club of Howick, is the club’s biggest fundraising event of the year, bursting with books ready to go to new homes.

“The response to this year’s Bookarama has been incredible.  The techo people tell us that ebooks are going to kill print, but we know differently,” says Bookarama chairman John Savory.

He says dozens of volunteers have spent hours sorting through tens of thousands of books for the big event which will take place from October 10 to 14 in the Howick RSA basement on Wellington Street.

All books have been donated from the overflowing bookcases of Howick residents who are eager to see the books they no longer read go to new owners.

He says CDs, DVDs, records and even good old-fashion jigsaw puzzles are piling up.

Volunteers will be on hand to help you navigate the treasure-trove that is Bookarama.

This year Bookarama is also going to be plastic-free so shoppers are encouraged to bring their own carry bags.

The proceeds from Bookarama will go back into a number of community projects.

  • Open Wednesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm. Sunday 9am to 3pm.

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