Library book sale

Our annual book sale held at the Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Somerfield, Christchurch.

2023 dates

Friday 17 March 9am to 7pm
Saturday 18 March 9am to 4pm

Please wear a mask.

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
  • 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

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.


2019 Book Sale Preview photos

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Christchurch City Libraries holds an annual sale of withdrawn books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Community libraries also sell withdrawn items.

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