Library book sale

Our annual book sale is back! It is scheduled to be held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, Christchurch.

2020 dates

Pay by EFT-POS or cash only — no credit cards or cheques.

  • Fiction and Non-fiction $3
  • Large Print $1
  • Young adult and children's books are $1
  • Mills and Boon $1
  • Premium books (including books on art, landscape, gardening, and New Zealand) are at marked prices
  • Magazines are 20 cents each (10 for $2)
  • Motor manuals $10
  • Audio-visual items such as DVDs, CDs, tapes, talking books etc are $3.

It doesn't matter when you come to the book sale, as new stock is put out all the time.

You can bring your own bags, or buy library cloth carry bags for $1 each.

Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre

75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield
Christchurch 8024.
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Transport, traffic and parking

There was plenty of parking at Pioneer.

You could also get to the venue by bus. It’s on the Orbiter bus route

Other bus routes that pass nearby:

Friends of the Library booksale preview

Friends of the Library have the opportunity to buy at a library book sale preview. If you wish to attend the book sale preview, your new or existing subscription needs to be paid by 15 August 2020. 

Future Dates

  • 2021 Friday 19 March and Saturday 20 March
  • 2022 Friday 18 March and Saturday 19 March


2019 Book Sale Preview photos

Christchurch City Libraries Annual Book Sale 2018

Big bargain book sale is running up until tomorrow from 9:00am - 4:00pm.........Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, Christchurch.Friday 23 March, 9am to 7pmSaturday 24 March, 9am to 4pm.Find out more: free to share!

Posted by Nacu Films on Thursday, March 22, 2018

Photos from previous book sales.

Christchurch City Libraries holds an annual sale of withdrawn books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Community libraries also sell withdrawn items.

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