Library book sale

Christchurch City Libraries’ Big Bargain Book Sale 2020 postponed

On Monday 16 March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that gatherings of more than 500 people should not go ahead. This is to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We’ve taken this directive, so our book sale, due to be held on 27 and 28 March, will not go ahead. We hope to re-schedule the event some time in the near future. For now, we encourage you to visit christchurchcitylibraries.comopens a new window and enjoy our huge range of eReading and eLearning resources – these are available 24/7.

Our annual book sale was 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.

  • Most adults' books are $3.
  • Premium books (including books on art, landscape, gardening, and New Zealand) are at marked prices.
  • Young adult and children's books are $1.
  • Magazines are 20 cents each (10 for $2).
  • 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 $4 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 (on the evening before the Book Sale starts - Thursday 26 March 2020 from 4.30pm to 7pm). If you wish to attend the book sale preview, your new or existing subscription needed to be paid by 28 February 2020. 


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Christchurch City Libraries holds an annual sale of withdrawn books, magazines, CDs and DVDs. Community libraries also sell withdrawn items.

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