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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: 25 & 26 January 2014

Timings: Saturday 25th, 9am - 4.30pm; Sunday 26th 9am - 4pm

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

Remarks: EFTPOS available. Bring your own bags.


Chocs Flourish Napier (Napier Boys High School Book Fair)

Date: 16 February 2014

Timings: Sunday 16th, 9am 3pm

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


 Chocs Flourish Whangaparaoa (Whangaparaoa Lions Club Book Sale)

Date: 12 - 15 March 2014

Timings: Wednesday 12th - Friday 14th, 10am - 4pm; Saturday 15th, 10am - 2pm

Location: not advised (previously Whangaparaoa Plaza, Whangaparaoa)


 Chocs Flourish Christchurch (Library Annual Book Sale)

Date: 21 & 22 March 2014

Timings: Friday 21st, 9am - 7pm; Saturday 22nd, 9am - 4pm

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


Chocs Flourish Porirua (Plimmerton Rotary Club Annual Book Fair)

Date: 22 & 23 March 2014

Timings: Saturday 22nd, 9am - 4.30pm; Sunday 23rd, 9am - 4.30pm

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


Chocs Flourish Waipukurau (Central Hawkes Bay Lions Bookarama)

Date: 11 & 12 April 2014

Timings: Friday 11th, 9am - 4pm; Saturday 12th, 9am - 4pm

Location: War Memorial Hall, River Terrace, Waipukurau


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

Date: 11 - 13 April 2014

Timings: Friday 11th, 9am - 7pm; Saturday 12th, 9am - 4pm; Sunday 13th 9am - 3pm

Location: Te Rapa Racecourse, Te Rapa Road, Hamilton

Remarks: (previously: Entry $5 on Friday, 9am - midday)


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Rotary Club Annual Easter Book Sale)

Date: 19 - 21 April 2014

Timings: Saturday 19th, 9am 4.30pm; Sunday 20th, 9am 4.30pm; Monday 21st, 9am 4.30pm

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


 Chocs Flourish Christchurch (Rotary Club of Bishopdale Burnside Bookarama)

Date: 1 - 4 May 2014

Timings: Thursday 1st, 10am - 8pm; Friday 2nd, 10am - 6pm; Saturday 3rd, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 4th, 9am - 2pm

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


 Chocs Flourish Dunedin (Regent 24-Hour)

Date: 2 & 3 May 2014

Timings: Friday 2nd, midday - Saturday 3rd, midday

Location: Regent Theatre, The Octagon, Dunedin


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

Date: 3 & 4 May 2014

Timings: Saturday 3rd, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 4th, 9am - 3pm

Location: YMCA Gymnasium, Somme Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt


 Chocs Flourish Orewa (Rotary Annual Book Fair)

Date: 16 - 18 May 2014

Timings: Friday 16th, 5pm - 8pm; Saturday 17th, 9am - 4pm; Sunday 18th, 9am - 1pm

Location: Orewa Community Hall, Orewa Square, Orewa


 Chocs Flourish Palmerston North (Red Cross Book Sale)

Date: 23 - 25 May 2014

Timings: Friday 23rd, 10am - 8pm; Saturday 24th, 10am - 6pm; Sunday 25th, 10am - 2pm

Location: Barber Hall, Waldegrave Street, Palmerston North


Chocs Flourish Wellington (Rotary Club of Johnsonville and the Life Education Trust Book Fair)

Date: 24 & 25 May 2014

Timings: Saturday 24th, 7.30am - 5pm; Sunday 25th, 8am - 2pm

Location: Johnsonville Community Centre, corner Moorefield Road and Frankmoore Avenue, Johnsonville


 Chocs Flourish Te Puke (Kiwicoast Lions Book Fair)

Date: 19 - 21 June 2014

Timings: Thursday 19th, 8am - 6pm; Friday 20th, 8am - 6pm; Saturday 21st, 9am - 3pm

Location: Memorial Hall, Jellicoe Street, Te Puke


Chocs Flourish Kaikoura (Lions Club)

Date: 13 July 2014

Timings: not advised

Location: Memorial Hall, 32 Esplanade, Kaikoura


Chocs Flourish Dannevirke (Lions Club Book Sale)

Date: 22 - 27 July 2014

Timings: not advised (previously: Friday, 9am - 5pm; Saturday, 9am - 4pm; Sunday, 10am - 2pm)

Location: not advised (previously: Dannevirke Town Hall, corner of High and McPhee Streets)


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Red Cross Book Sale)

Date: 26 & 27 July 2014

Timings: Saturday 26th, 9am 5pm; Sunday 27th, 9am 5pm

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

Remarks: New event.


Chocs Flourish Tauranga (Otumoetai College Bookarama)

Date: 8 - 10 August 2014

Timings: not advised (previously: Friday, 8am - 8pm; Saturday, 8am - 4pm; Sunday, 9am - midday)

Location: not advised (previously: Baycourt Exhibition Hall, 38 Durham Street, Tauranga)


Chocs Flourish Wellington (DCM)

Date: 16 & 17 August 2014

Timings: Saturday 16th, 9am - 5pm; Sunday 17th, 10am - 4pm)

Location: TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf, Wellington