This year’s Te Puke Kiwicoast Lions Book Fair is going to be a bumper edition.
Last year’s sale was cancelled due to uncertainty around Covid-19 but collections didn’t stop so the club now has everything that was to go on sale last year, plus all the donations it has received since.
“There will be more books than we’ve ever had,” says president Helen Potter, “and the quality of the books is certainly a lot better as well.” Books are categorised, with sections including fiction, gardening, cooking, indoor and outdoor hobbies, royalty, supernatural, war, westerns, autobiographies, animals, religion, New Zealand, education, travel, children’s and teenagers’ books.
The sale is the club’s major annual fundraiser. In the past money has gone to Te Puke Junior Football Club, Te Puke Gymsport and the Graeme Dingle Foundation, to be used for programmes in Te Puke Schools as well as to help fund Spirit of Adventure experiences and assist Te Puke Scouts with building renovations.