Book sale begins with rush
Dannevirke Host Lions had a record start in customers through the door on Wednesday morning when its annual book sale opened.
By 9.10am there were more than 200 keen customers and by 10am it had almost doubled.
Preference early on was for the non-fiction books, magazines and jigsaws all carefully categorised.
There were mountains of jigsaws, a massive selection of magazines, DVDs by the hundreds and the non-fiction section subdivided into categories like gardening, war, crafts, New Zealand, the 50s and cooking.
Fiction had been carefully processed with the “treasures” classified and guaranteed to be 50 per cent cheaper than online sales. There were quality hardback novels for $2 with the majority selling for just a dollar.
The sale continues every day from 9am-5pm up to Sunday, ending at 3pm on Sunday with books selling for half price. The sale looks set to once again break records.
Elizabeth and Amelia Laws (left and right) with Leah Milham get some early bargains.
Paul McGoverne, new Norsewood resident, had so many books after half an hour, he needed a box.
The huge turnout of browsers at the Dannevirke Host Lions Annual Book Sale 9.30am Wednesday July 25.