Library book sale

Big Bargain Book Sale

Our annual book sale is on at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, Christchurch. Bag a bargain!

2023 dates

Friday 24 March 9am to 7pm
Saturday 25 March 9am to 4pm


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

Video of the 2018 book sale by NACU Films

Big Bargain Book Sale

Big Bargain Book Sale - Friday 24 & Saturday 25 March 2023

Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm
The Big Bargain Book Sale will be held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre.

Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre

75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield
Christchurch 8024.
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Pay by EFT-POS or cash only — no credit cards or cheques.

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

Transport, traffic and parking

You can access the venue by bus. It’s on the Orbiter bus route.

Other bus routes that pass nearby:

The Pioneer carpark will be busy during the Book Sale, so allow time to get a park. You will need to follow the one way signage into the main carpark.

Friends of the Library booksale preview

Friends of the Library have the opportunity to buy at a library book sale preview.

Friends of the Library

Join the Friends and you can attend a Book Sale preview. Friends support the libraries with advocacy and fund raising.
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