Annual book-buying frenzy set to start


Book-loving bargain hunters rejoice!

The time has come, once more, for The Star Regent 24 Hour Book Sale – Dunedin’s annual book-buying frenzy, which will run from noon tomorrow until noon on Saturday.

Book sale co-ordinator Alison Cunningham and her dedicated team of book sorters and carriers have been hard at work for months preparing tens of thousands of books for the sale.

“We have books of every description, including loads of science fiction, a wonderful collection of architecture books and lots of interesting and quirky books,” Mrs Cunningham said.

“We even have two whole bookshelves of Westerns, which I know will make fans of the genre very happy.

“As usual, we will be replenishing the tables regularly, so it will be worth coming back more than once for a good

As in previous years, The Star Regent 24 Hour Book Sale will feature tables loaded with $1 books on the stage and in the main auditorium, with good-quality, individually priced books in the basement.

Cloth bags, made by Regent Theatre volunteers, will be available at a cost of $4 each, otherwise shoppers are encouraged to bring their own bags.

There will be no eftpos available at the tills, but there is an eftpos station where cash can be accessed.

Eager shoppers, who think being part of The Star Regent 24 Hour Book Sale looks like fun, are urged to consider becoming a volunteer.

“We are very keen to find some strong new volunteers who will be able to help us to lift and carry boxes of books, as well as helping out with sorting and so on,” Mrs Cunningham said.

“It is a lot of fun, and would be something that would suit fit young retired people.”

The funds raised through The Star Regent 24 Hour Book Sale will help to fund more equipment and services for the Regent Theatre’s Clarkson Studio black-box theatre space.