Book sale be­gins with rush

Bush Telegraph - - Focus On Dannevirke - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

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.

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