BOOKS were flying out the door and crowds were lining up to get in at the annual Lions Club book sale, which began last weekend, at the old Bunnings on Jewry St.
Book sale chairman Geoffrey Allen said Saturday morning was the busiest day they’d ever had, which resulted in at least double the sales of the same day last year.
“The car park was full by 10am. I had to open the side gate and let more cars in. They were parked right down the street and lined up at the door before we opened,” Mr Allen said.
This year the club has been inundated with donations of books, as well as DVDs, CDs and records, and they are still coming in the door with donations being sorted on the spot, and put on display for sale.
“People are walking in donating books, then buying some more and leaving again,” Mr Allen said.
The new book sale site has allowed for a lot more books to be on display with an amazing 105 tables laid out full of books, as well as piles of books on the ground that didn’t fit on the tables.
“As per usual, kids’ corner was a very busy area with hundreds of children’s books being donated, and then raided by children on the first weekend.
“The records section was a surprisingly popular hit with people rushing over there to get first pick when we opened the doors. There is still plenty left though.”
There were no particular favourites, with a whole variety of books walking out the door ranging from fiction, to war and history, as well as a stack of cookbooks.
“There are plenty of books left and we are still sorting more, so people should come down and have a look. There are books for everyone here,” Mr Allen said.
The book sale goes all week and finishes on Sunday, with all proceeds going towards community projects and local charities.