The community will have to wait another month to get their hands on their favourite pre-loved books.
The Gore Pakeke Lions annual book sale has been postponed because of Covid-19 Alert Level 2.
It would have taken place from tomorrow to Saturday, but will now take place on September 24-26.
Book sale convener Douglas Dixey said the sale would have brought more than 100 people to the Hokonui Pavilion, which was not allowed at Alert Level 2.
“There’s about 40 staff anyway . . . it’s for our own safety, too. It’s a big risk,” Mr Dixey said.
“We’ve had positive comments from people about it for the [community’s] safety’s sake.”
Hundreds of books were ready to go and they would be kept safe until next month, Mr Dixey said.
The continuation of Alert Level 2 also forced the postponement of the Daffodil Day fundraising concert.
The concert was scheduled for Friday at the Gore RSA, but will now take place on October 16.
The Eastern Southland Hockey Association was due to open its new $600,000 pavilion on Saturday.
It has been postponed and the unveiling will take place at the start of the hockey season next year.
Both events would have attracted more than 100 people.