Bookarama has gone bananas.
The Rotary Club of Oamaru’s annual week›long book sale was going ‘‘absolutely brilliantly’’, Bookarama convener Ele Ludemann said on Wednesday morning.
It had already brought in more than $30,000 in its first two days of operation.
‘‘Last year, I think it was about $42,000 in total. So we’re at three›quarters of last year’s total in two days,’’ Mrs Ludemann said.
More than 100 people queued down Thames St before opening on Monday to get first dibs on the selection of books, puzzles, DVDs, CDs and magazines on offer at the former Noel Leeming building, and the stream of customers had been constant.
The supply was ‘‘amazing’’, and people were still bringing books in, she said.
‘‘On Monday, two boxes of beautiful children’s books came in.’’
The sale was supposed to finish on Sunday, but might be extended into afternoons next week, due to the great selection. A decision would be made at the weekend and announced on the Bookarama Oamaru Facebook page.
The support had been amazing, Mrs Ludemann said.
‘‘The people who give the books, the people who buy them, the Rotarians and the other volunteers.
‘‘It’s such a wonderful community effort, and the money goes back to the community.’’
The proceeds from this year’s sale would go towards various community projects, including the Waitaki Event Centre and a 3D printer for the Oamaru Public Library.