Libraries, Things to do  |  12 Oct 2020

Christchurch City Libraries’ annual Big Bargain Book Sale is back on this month following two COVID-19-enforced delays.

The Big Bargain Book Sale will now take place at Pioneer Stadium on Friday, 16 October from 9am to 7pm and on Saturday, 17 October from 9am to 4pm.

The sale was initially set for March and then postponed until August because of the pandemic-related restrictions.

Christchurch City Council Head of Libraries and Information Carolyn Robertson says the popular book sale is “well overdue but now there are even more bargains on offer”.

“We will stack up thousands of withdrawn library books, magazines and DVDs for the public to take home and enjoy,” Ms Robertson says.

“We have found that more people have returned to reading, with books filling an often empty space during lockdown.

“People are also always looking for a bargain, along with a great read. At the Big Bargain Book Sale, we can offer both.”

Sale prices start at $1 for books for young adults and children, rising to $3 for adults’ books and DVDs, CDs and talking books. A range of motor manuals will also be available.

A selection of premium art, landscape and gardening books will cost slightly more.

People can also pick up five magazines for just $1.