Bookarama New Life for Old Books.
Please note our new location at Somerville Intermediate School.
Launched in year 2000 Bookarama is the Rotary Club of Howick’s largest annual fundraising project.
From its earliest days some 20 years ago, the success of Bookarama has always depended on the efforts of its many volunteers devoting their valuable time and countless skills.
Whether from relatives’ estates or overflowing bookcases, whether fiction or non-fiction, Bookarama bursts with books donated from Howick residents eager to share their favourite reads with new owners.
Doors open for a pre-sale evening event for book dealers and book lovers eager to discover a hidden gem: rare editions, current favourites, or special picture books at great prices. For a modest entry fee, the keen collectors can get a head start at Bookarama.
After the pre-sale event, the market continues throughout the week, giving everyone an opportunity to stock up on their reading, games, music and puzzles. The children’s section is a perennial hit - filled with local youth discovering new stories with books as low as 50 cents.
After Bookarama, unsold books are offered to local schools, with parents and teachers collecting material for their school libraries, or for use in similar fundraising efforts.
Although Bookarama is a herculean effort for the Howick Rotary Club, it’s a wonderful opportunity to bring its members together, working to raise funds for community service efforts. With renewed camaraderie and lifted spirits, Bookarama remains a highlight in the annual Rotary Club calendar for visitors and volunteers alike.