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The sale of Wellington's National Library books is set to resume despite being put on hold till after the election
About 57,000 books from the Overseas Collection at Wellington's National Library are to be sold for $2 per book at a Lions and Rotary sale in the Hutt Valley.
The Library and Information Advisory Commission's David Reeves told Heather Du Plessis-Allan there is no point in taxpayers paying for storage on books that can be found elsewhere.
"It's a good, prudent thing to do a Marie Kondo-exercise every now and then, and just make sure that the things that we are paying to store are actually things we need and value."
He says that they ensured that they kept books that needed to be kept.
Reeves says that many of the books that are up for culling were not available any other way in New Zealand when they were purchased, and there are other copies in the world that can be accessed if needed.
Book Guardians Aotearoa group has strongly opposed the sale.
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