Library book sales

Christchurch City Libraries holds an annual sale of withdrawn books, magazines, CDs and DVDs etc. Community libraries also sell withdrawn items.

2019 Book Sale

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

  • Friday 22 March, 9am to 7pm
  • Saturday 23 March, 9am to 4pm

Subscribe to the Big Bargain Book Sale Facebook event.

Friends of the Library have the opportunity to buy at library book sale preview (on the evening before the Book Sale starts - Thursday 21 March from 4.30pm to 7pm). If you wish to attend the book sale preview, then all new and existing subscriptions must be paid by 28 February each year. 

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

  • Most adults' books are $3 (except for selected premium art, landscape and gardening books at marked prices)
  • Young adults' and children's books are $1
  • Magazines are 10 for $1
  • 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 will be put out all the time.

Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre

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

There will be plenty of parking at Pioneer.

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

Other bus routes that pass nearby:


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 2018 Book Sale.

Photos from previous book sales.