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This is a list of all the book sales / book fairs / bookaramas that we've been advised about. Details are from a variety of sources and before committing time and money to getting to the event, people should confirm dates and times for themselves. Special thanks to 'rajc' for a steady supply of information about up-coming events.

Click here if you would like to let us know about a book sale we haven't listed.


Chocs Flourish Mt Maunganui (Mount Lions and Lioness Annual Book Fair)

Date: 30th & 31st January 2016

Timings: Saturday 30th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 31st 9am - 4pm

Location: Mount Sports Centre, corner Hull & Maunganui Roads, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga

Remarks: EFTPOS Available. Bring your own bags. Enquiries: 07 572 5544


Chocs Flourish Otaki (Lions Club Book Sale)

Date: 12 & 13 March 2016

Timings: Saturday 12th, 9am – 4pm; Sunday 13th, 9am – 4pm

Location: Te Horo Hall, School Road, Te Horo, Otaki


Chocs Flourish Porirua (Rotary Club of Plimmerton Annual Charity Book Fair)

Date: 19 & 20 March 2016

Timings: Saturday 19th, 9am

Location: New Zealand Kennel Club Events Centre, 11 Prosser St, Porirua


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Rotary Club Annual Easter Book Sale)

Date: 26 - 28 March 2016

Timings: Saturday 26th, 9am – 4.30pm; Sunday 27th, 9am – 4.30pm; Monday 28th, 9am – 4.30pm

Location: Seeka Coolstore, Harvard Way, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga


Chocs Flourish Hamilton (Rotary Club of Fairfield Charity Book Fair)

Date: 14 - 17 April 2016

Timings: Thursday 14th, 9am - 5pm; Friday 15th, 9am - 7pm; Saturday 16th, 9am - 4pm; Sunday 17th 9am - 3pm

Location: Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Road, Hamilton


Chocs Flourish Hawera (Salvation Army Hawera Book Fair)

Date: 15 & 16 April 2016

Timings: Friday 15th, 9am - 6pm; Saturday 16th, 9am - 4pm

Location: 19 - 23 Regent Street, Hawera


Chocs Flourish Wellington (Vinnies' Bi-Annual Book Fair)

Date: 23 & 24 April 2016

Timings: Saturday 23rd, 8am - 6pm; Sunday 24th, 9am - 3pm

Location: St Anne's Hall, 22 Emmett Street, Newtown, Wellington


 Chocs Flourish Christchurch (Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Bookarama)

Date: 28 April - 1 May 2016

Timings: Thursday 28th, 10am - 8pm; Friday 29th, 10am - 6pm; Saturday 30th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 1st, 9am - 2pm

Location: Burnside High School Gym, Greers Road, Burnside, Christchurch


Chocs Flourish Upper Hutt (Rotary Club of Heretaunga Giant Charity BookFest)

Date: 6 & 7 May 2016

Timings: Saturday 6th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 7th, 9am - 3pm

Location: The Professionals Recreation Hall, Expressions Arts & Entertainment Centre, 836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt


Chocs Flourish Wellington (Blue Dragon Book Fair)

Date: 7 May 2016

Timings: Saturday 7th, 9am - 3pm

Location: Ngaio Town Hall, 1 Ottawa Road, Ngaio, Wellington


 Chocs Flourish Palmerston North (Red Cross Book Sale)

Date: 27 - 29 May 2016

Timings: not advised (previously Friday, 10am)

Location: Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North


Chocs Flourish Dannevirke (Lions Book Sale)

Date: 29 - 31 July 2016

Timings: Friday 29th & Saturday 30th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 31st, 10am - 3pm

Location: Dannevirke Town Hall, corner of High and McPhee Streets


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Otumoetai College Bookarama)

Date: 13 & 14 August 2016

Timings: Saturday 13th, 9am - 6pm; Sunday 14th, 9am - 5pm

Location: Perfoming Arts Centre, Windsor Road, Otumoetai, Tauranga


Chocs Flourish Wellington (DCM)

Date: 27 August 2016

Timings: Saturday 27th, 8am - 8pm

Location: Shed 6, Queen's Wharf, Wellington

Remarks: New location.


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Red Cross Book Sale)

Date: 3 & 4 September 2016

Timings: Saturday 3rd, 9am start; Sunday 4th, 8am start

Location: Historic Village Hall, 17th Avenue, Tauranga