Library book sale

Big Bargain Book Sale

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

Put it in your diary and get ready to bag a bargain!

2024 dates

Friday 15 March 9am to 7pm
Saturday 16 March 9am to 4pm

Book Sale

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.

Please bring your own bags to carry books.

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

Photos from the 2023 Book Sale

View photos of the 2023 Book sale on Flickr

Book Sale

Photos from previous book sales

Big Bargain Book Sale opens Star News, Friday 24 March 2023
Includes video from the book sale.

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

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