Readers have thousands of titles to choose from at Karori Book Fair
AN overwhelming donation of books was received for this year’s Karori Book Fair.
Organisers say thousands of books await those attending the annual fair, which is jointly run by Karori’s Rotary and Lions clubs.
Books range from recently published novels to more classic titles, and everything in between.
Some of the unique books on sale include an antique Children’s Illustrated Encyclopaedia of General Knowledge from 1961, and the Black Star 60 years of Photojournalism.
Although the organisers recognise the introduction of digital books has led to a drop in sales, Beth Anders, right, secretary of Karori Lions Club, believes books will be around for a while yet.
“Being able to hold and smell books is really important,” she says.
David Watt, from the Karori Rotary Club, says the fair is great way to get the community together, and people are always pleased to see the work the clubs do.
“We’re the catalysts for the good going somewhere else,” he says.
Proceeds from the fair will be split between Talklink, an organisation helping those with talking, writing and learning disabilities, and English language schools for new migrants.
Children’s books are always in demand, so any leftover will be given to those in need in the community, the Pacific Islands, and international aid organisations.
The fair starts Friday July 18 from 12pm-9pm, and concludes on Saturday July 19 from 9am-3pm, at St John’s Hall, Karori.