Isn’t this gorgeous! (It’s the Libreria El Ateneo Grand Splendid in Buenos Aires)
Dates for 2017:
Anything But Books Sale – 10th March
Regent Collection Day – 30th April
Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale – 9-10 June
Each year, the Regent Theatre holds two sales – the Star Regent 24-Hour Book Sale and the Anything But Books Sale. These are scheduled into people’s diaries all over the southern hemisphere and they make an essential and considerable contribution to the Theatre’s yearly income.
We have a regular team of up to 50 volunteers that works eight months of the year accepting, sorting and pricing donated items in our offsite location.
We are happy to accept your donated items all year round, but please be aware that the items must be suitable for sale. We have to pay disposal costs for rubbish which rapidly reduces the income we earn from the sale.
You can drop your items to the Theatre during usual hours (M-F 9am-5.30pm or Sat 10.30am-1pm) or to Roslyn Storage on Kaikorai Valley Road on Sundays 10am-noon (it pays to call 4778597 during the week to check the volunteers are going to be there). Click the image at left to go to Google street view. There will be other drop off locations available in the lead up to the Book Sale next year.
The date for the Mainfreight Collection Day hasn’t been scheduled yet but it will be on a Sunday in April – we’ll keep you posted.
Below is a list of items that we can and cannot accept. If you are unsure, please give us a ring on 477 8597.
One of the biggest draw cards for these sales is the variety and quality of materials we have for people to rummage through.
- Hardback and paperback books
- Current NCEA texts
- Recent magazines (post 2014)
- Sheet music
- Collectable ephemera (especially NZ sports programmes, local history, and vintage comics and magazines)
- Unscratched CDs
- Vinyl records and music tapes
- Audio books
- Good quality DVDs and videos
- Complete jigsaws, toys and games
- Pictures, mirrors and frames
- Elegant junk – bric a brac, collectables …
No thank you
Some books and magazines are always saleable (vintage, comics, and collectors’ topics like railways) so please check with us if you are unsure.
- Ex-rental and home recorded VCRs and music tapes
- Books that are damp or dirty, significantly repaired, broken spined, defaced, water damaged (unless very old/collectable/related to New Zealand)
- Reference material (encyclopaedias, children’s reference sets, atlases, text books…) that is more than 5 years old
- Readers’ Digest editions that are more than 3 years old
- Free magazines (AA Directions, airline magazines…)
- General publications more than 5 years old ( National Geographic, cookery, gardening, music, sports)
- Magazines that are more than 1 year old when being current is important (such as women’s, IT, car, consumer…)
- Damaged bric a brac
- Clothes and shoes