Tamworth Lions Club Book Sale, November 11-19

BOOKS GALORE: Mary Allen, Doreen Eunson and Joy McInnes invite you to check out the Lions' Book Sale this weekend. Photo: Gareth Gardner 091117GGB02
BOOKS GALORE: Mary Allen, Doreen Eunson and Joy McInnes invite you to check out the Lions' Book Sale this weekend. Photo: Gareth Gardner 091117GGB02

Tucked away in the piles of books at the old Tamworth Showground Pavillion this weekend could be the biggest collection of Mills and Boon novels you have ever seen.

Donated by a deceased estate, the collection of romantic fiction is bound to be among many of the highly sought after items up for grabs at the annual Tamworth Lions Club book sale.

Organisers say there’s something for everyone, from children’s books to non fiction and a variety of thrillers, romance and mystery novels up for grabs.

In a unique twist, there’ll be more than 1000 jig-saw puzzles up for sale, with many of them donated by the late Jo Bray.

The sale will be held at the Showground Pavillion from Saturday until Sunday, November 19 between 9am and 5pm.

Book sale committee vice chairman Greg Clark said the proceeds from this year’s sale will go to local mental health organisations and he urged locals to support the cause.

“We are absolutely at full capacity with books that have been donated from people in Tamworth, it’s amazing,” he said

“Everything we raise is going to mental health this year, it’s all local and we want to keep it local.

“It’s at the old Tamworth Showground this year and it’s a nice atmosphere, it’s not an old industrial shed.”

Mr Clark said the Lions Club was expecting big crowds on Saturday morning with the perfect opportunity to stock up on some Christmas gifts or festive reading.