20 July 2011
This weekend is Wellington’s biggest annual Bookfair, with over 80,000 books, cds, dvds, videos, vinyl records and magazines on sale. All start at the low bargain price of just $2!
“This year we have a massive range of fiction books, more than we have ever had. There is also a lot of recent release fiction as well, and everything is at really competitive prices,” says Jennifer Stewart, DCM’s communications and events coordinator.
“All our items are carefully sorted into categories to make it easier for you to find. We’ve also added some new categories this year, like metaphysical and occult, and opinion and commentary,” says Jennifer.
The Bookfair has been running for over 16 years, and is DCM’s main fundraiser for the year. The proceeds go towards our ongoing support of disadvantaged and marginalised people living in Wellington City to achieve greater wellbeing and independence.
“DCM is one of the few organisations that fundraise on such a large scale. About 20% of our total annual funding comes from the event. So, the Bookfair is a great way for our community to get involved in supporting DCM, while grabbing some great bargains at the same time, and maybe a few early Christmas presents,” says Jennifer.
The Bookfair is being held at TSB Bank Arena, Queens Wharf on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 July. Entry is free, and doors are open from 9 – 5 on Saturday, and 10 – 4 on Sunday. There will be a wide range of specials on Sunday, but if you want the pick of the best, then Saturday morning is the time to come along.