Rotary Book Fair

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By MARGARET ANDREWS

A new main highway venue is proving a good venture for the Rotary Club of Otaki’s annual book fair, with a steady stream of people browsing and buying from the huge range of books available, last Saturday morning.

Based in the former Soapbox building, next to New World, the Rotarians have been able to sort and store books as they came in. The bonus for buyers – fiction books are tabled alphabetically, others are clearly in categories and there’s plenty of space to move around. They also pick-up a lot of the main highway foot traffic.

“New World and Food Stuffs have been very supportive, we have the building rent free for three months,” Rotarian Marilyn Stevens said. “This means we can have the sale over two weekends and sell books not dump them.” New stock will be put out for the additional book fair next Saturday.
Proceeds from the book fair will be used for Rotary’s projects at Otaki School and other community projects.

The Rotary Club of Otaki is also supporting the Horowhenua Services for the Cancer Society, who ran a sausage sizzle and raffle during the fair. Their proceeds will be used to fund the Relay for Life next March and patient support for Horowhenua and Otaki patients. Also at the Cancer Society table was the opportunity to sign a petition to have smoke free public spaces.
The book fair will continue next weekend, August 2nd and 3rd, next to New World.