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This is our list of all the book sales / book fairs / bookaramas that we've heard 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.

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 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 (Regent 24-Hour)

Date: 22 & 23 May 2015

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

Location: Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin


 Chocs Flourish Te Awamutu (Te Awamutu Rotary Book Fair)

Date: 22 - 24 May 2015

Timings: Friday 22nd, 5pm - 8pm; Saturday 23rd, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 24th, 9am - 2pm

Location: Federated Farmers Building, Carlton Street, Te Awamutu

Remarks: $10 entry fee on Friday.


 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 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 Hamilton (Hamilton East Lions Book Fair)

Date: 9 - 12 July 2015

Timings: not advised (previously 9am)

Location: Peachgrove Intermediate, 72 Peachgrove Rd, Hamilton


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 Auckland (Variety Monster Book Fair)

Date: 23 - 26 July 2015

Timings: not advised

Location: Alexandra Park Raceway, Greenlane Rd 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 Ave, 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 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