E-BOOKS and Kindles might be popular, but the region’s readers still love the old-fashioned ink and paper written word.
The annual Lions Club Book Sale attracted thousands of bargain hunters from the region and beyond during its opening weekend.
The former basketball Thunderdome in Anne St hosted the bookworm’s paradise with tens of thousands of books on offer.
Tamworth Lions Club president Allan Orchard said the weekend’s sale was very popular with book lovers, and there was still a week to go.
“We present the books so that they’re easy to look for and we had them sorted into fairly good categories,” he said.
“Because of the size of the venue they can stroll around.”
Mr Orchard said he didn’t think the written word on paper would ever die out.
“I think a lot of people love books,” he said.
“One of the big things today, is the cost of new books is so expensive, so people are getting a bargain and seeing their money go back into the community.”
The western and military sections proved the most popular among readers and Kids Corner is always a popular area for the younger readers.
The book sale is the Tamworth Lions Club major annual fundraiser and will benefit plenty of residents.
A solid six weeks of preparation went into the sale, but Mr Orchard said all the members made it a fun time.
The sale finishes on Sunday.