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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: 24th & 25th January 2015

Timings: Saturday 24th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 25th 9am - 4pm

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

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


Chocs Flourish Napier (Napier Boys High School Book Fair)

Date: 8 February 2015

Timings: Sunday 8th, 9am – 4pm

Location: Napier Boys High School Hall, Chambers St, Napier


 Chocs Flourish Palmerston North (Great Living Room Book Sale)

Date: 27 February - 1 March 2015

Timings: Friday 27th, 9.30am - 9pm; Saturday 28th, 10am - 4pm; Saturday 1st, 12pm - 4pm

Location: ground floor of the Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North


 Chocs Flourish Whangaparaoa (Whangaparaoa Lions Club Book Sale)

Date: 25 - 28 March 2015

Timings: not advised

Location: Whangaparaoa Plaza, Whangaparaoa


 Chocs Flourish Christchurch (Library Annual Book Sale)

Date: 20 & 21 March 2015

Timings: Friday 20th, 9am - 7pm; Saturday 21st, 9am - 4pm

Location: Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre, 75 Lyttelton Street, Spreydon, Christchurch


Chocs Flourish Porirua (Plimmerton Rotary Club Annual Book Fair)

Date: 28 & 29 March 2015

Timings: Saturday 28th, 9.30am - 4.30pm; Sunday 29th, 9.30am - 4.30pm

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


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Rotary Club Annual Easter Book Sale)

Date: 4 - 6 April 2015

Timings: Saturday 4th, 9am – 4.30pm; Sunday 5th, 9am – 4.30pm; Monday 6th, 9am – 4.30pm

Location: Mount Action Centre, 6 Triton Avenue, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga


Chocs Flourish Auckland (Alfriston Rotary Annual Book Fair)

Date: 16 - 19 April 2015

Timings: not advised

Location: 30 Walters Road, Takanini, Auckland


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

Date: 16 - 19 April 2015

Timings: Thursday 16th, 9am - 5pm; Friday 17th, 9am - 7pm; Saturday 18th, 9am - 4pm; Sunday 19th 9am - 3pm

Location: Centennial Lounge, Te Rapa Racecourse, Ken Browne Drive, Te Rapa, Hamilton


 Chocs Flourish Christchurch (Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Bookarama)

Date: 16 - 19 April 2015

Timings: not advised

Location: not advised (previously School Gym, Burnside High School, Greers Road, Christchurch)


Chocs Flourish Waipukurau (Central Hawkes Bay Lions Bookarama)

Date: 17 & 18 April 2015

Timings: Friday 17th, 9am - 4pm; Saturday 18th, 9am - 4pm

Location: War Memorial Hall, River Terrace, Waipukurau


 Chocs Flourish Rotorua (Sulphur City Lions Book Fair)

Date: 1 - 3 May 2015

Timings: Friday 1st, 9am - 4pm; Saturday 2nd, 9am - 4pm; Sunday 3rd, 9am - 2pm

Location: Te Ngae Shopping Centre, Te Ngae Road, Owhata, Rotorua


 Chocs Flourish Oamaru (Bookarama)

Date: 8 - 12 May 2015

Timings: Friday 8th, 9am; Sunday 12th, closes at 12 midday

Location: Oamaru Club, Oamaru


 Chocs Flourish Auckland (Epsom Rotary Book Fair)

Date: 9 & 10 May 2015

Timings: Saturday 9th, 8am - 5pm; Sunday 10th, 9am - 3pm

Location: Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, 487 Dominion Rd, Auckland


 Chocs Flourish Te Awamutu (Te Awamutu Rotary Book Fair)

Date: 15 - 17 May 2015

Timings: Friday 15th, 9am

Location: Federated Farmers Building, Carlton Street, Te Awamutu



 Chocs Flourish Queenstown (St Joseph's School Book Fair)

Date: 17 May 2015

Timings: Sunday 17th, 10am - 2pm

Location: St Joseph's School, 25 Beetham Street, Queenstown Central


 Chocs Flourish Dunedin

Date: 18 - 20 May 2015

Timings: Daily, 10am - 3pm

Location: 393 Princes Street, Dunedin

Remarks: Ex-bookshop stock (from storage).


Chocs Flourish Whanganui

Date: 21 - 23 May 2015

Timings: Thursday 21st, 6pm - 9pm; Friday 22nd, 10am - 6pm; Saturday 23rd, 10am - 4pm;

Location: St John Building, 25 Tawa Street, Whanganui


 Chocs Flourish Dunedin (Regent 24-Hour)

Date: 22 & 23 May 2015

Timings: Friday 22nd, midday - Saturday 23rd, midday

Location: Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin


 Chocs Flourish Palmerston North (Red Cross Book Sale)

Date: 29 May - 1 June 2015

Timings: Friday 29th, 10am - 8pm; Saturday 30th, 10am - 6pm; Sunday 31st, 10am - 6pm; Monday 1st, 10am - 2pm

Location: Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North

Remarks: An extra day over Queen's Birthday weekend.


 Chocs Flourish Auckland (Helensville Lions Book Fair)

Date: 30 & 31 May 2015

Timings: not advised (previously 9am)

Location: Helensville War Memorial Hall, 49 Commercial Road, Helensville, Auckland


 Chocs Flourish Waihi (Waihi Lions Annual Book Fair)

Date: 30 & 31 May 2015

Timings: Saturday 30th, 9am - 4.30pm; Sunday 31st, 10am - 3pm

Location: St John's Anglican Hall, Seddon Street, Waihi


 Chocs Flourish Nelson (Founders Book Fair )

Date: 30 May - 7 June 2015

Timings: Daily, 10am - 4.30pm

Location: Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson

Remarks: $2 entrance fee or $5 for 9 day pass. Eftpos available.


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

Date: 6 & 7 June 2015

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

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

Remarks: Note the new location.


Chocs Flourish Blenheim (Cancer Society Book Fair)

Date: 11 - 14 June 2015

Timings: Thursday 11th, 10am - 5pm; Friday 12th, 10am - 5pm; Saturday 13th, 10am - 5pm; Sunday 14th, 10am - 3pm

Location: 2 Alfred Street, Blenheim


Chocs Flourish Huntly (Huntly Book Fair)

Date: 18 - 20 June 2015

Timings: Thursday 18th, 10am - 7pm; Friday 19th, 9am - 7pm; Saturday 20th, 9am - 3pm

Location: Ur Shop, 94 Main Street, Huntly


Chocs Flourish Martinborough (Midwinter Monster Book Fair)

Date: 19 - 21 June 2015

Timings: Friday 19th, 7pm; Saturday 20th, 10am - 4pm; Sunday 21st, 10am - 2pm

Location: Martinborough Town Hall, Kansas Street, Martinborough


Chocs Flourish Hamilton (Hamilton East Lions Book Fair)

Date: 9 - 12 July 2015

Timings: not advised (previously 9am)

Location: Peachgrove Intermediate, 72 Peachgrove Road, Hamilton


Chocs Flourish Auckland (Rotary Northcote Glenfield Annual Charity Book Fair)

Date: 10 - 12 July 2015

Timings: Friday 11th, 11am - 8pm; Saturday 12th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 13th, 9am - 3pm

Location: Northcote College, Kauri Glen Road, Auckland


Chocs Flourish Wellington (DCM)

Date: 11 & 12 July 2015

Timings: Saturday 11th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 12th, 10am - 4pm

Location: TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington


Chocs Flourish Whanganui (Second-hand Book Sale)

Date: 16 - 18 July 2015

Timings: Thursday 16th, 6 - 9pm; Friday 17th, 10am - 6pm; Saturday 18th, 10am - 4pm

Location: St John Building, 25 Tawa Street, Whanganui


Chocs Flourish Dannevirke (Lions Club Book Sale)

Date: 23 - 26 July 2015

Timings: Thursday 23rd, midday; Friday 24th & Saturday 25th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 26th, 10am - 3pm

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


Chocs Flourish Auckland (Variety Monster Book Fair)

Date: 23 - 26 July 2015

Timings: not advised

Location: Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane Road West, Epsom, Auckland


Chocs Flourish Whangarei (Zonta Whangarei Great NZ Book Sale)

Date: 25 & 26 July 2015

Timings: Saturday 25th, 7am - 5pm; Sunday 26th, 9am - 3pm

Location: Forum North Convention Center, 7 Rust Avenue, Whangarei


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Red Cross Book Sale)

Date: 25 & 26 July 2015

Timings: Saturday 25th, 9am – 5pm; Sunday 26th, 9am – 5pm

Location: Red Cross Centre, 245 Chadwick Road, Greerton, Tauranga


Chocs Flourish Kerikeri (Rotary Book Fair)

Date: 7 & 8 August 2015

Timings: Friday 7th, 3 - 8pm; Saturday 8th, 9am - 2pm

Location: Bay Sports Stadium, Harmony Lane, Waipapa, Kerikeri


Chocs Flourish Timaru (Red Cross Book Fair)

Date: 19 - 21 September 2015

Timings: Saturday 19th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 20th, 9am - 5pm; Monday 21st, 9am - 3pm;

Location: 18 Bank Street, Timaru


 Chocs Flourish Waikanae (Kapiti Pakeke Lions Club)

Date: 17 & 18 October 2015

Timings: not advised

Location: Waikanae Memorial Hall, Pehi Kupa Street, Waikanae


 Chocs Flourish Auckland (24-hour Great Auckland Bargain Book Fair)

Date: 7 & 8 November 2015

Timings: Saturday 7th, 10am - Sunday 8th, 2am; Sunday 8th, 6am - 2pm

Location: ASB Stadium, corner Kepa and Kohimarama Roads, Auckland