IN terms of secondhand sales, it might just be one for the record books.
The Lions' Club of Tamworth's annual book sale got to its thrilling final chapter this weekend. And its organisers said it was one of the best editions yet.
Despite crippling drought and looming bushfire threats, book sale chairman Greg Clarke told the Leader it was "the best presented" event the club had held.
The club has raised tens of thousands of dollars selling books at the Tamworth Paceway during the past week and the support has blown Mr Clark away.
Initially, the Lions Club was set to donate its proceeds to prostate cancer research.
But Mr Clark said the Tamworth club would look to split the monies to assist with bushfire and drought appeals as well.
"This was the best presented event, given the current climate, the bushfires and drought, it wasn't far off our best yet," he said.
The huge amount of sales over the week was proved to Mr Clark there was still a place in the world for the printed word.
"The e-readers haven't taken over yet," he said.