Dannevirke Host Lions annual book sale got off to a good start yesterday with a group of about 30 keen bargain hunters queuing up before the doors opened.

Once they did, the crowd of book buyers continued to increase.

Among them were many out-of-towners, including book dealers on the lookout for rare and valuable editions.

Lions club members and volunteers spent all of Tuesday stocking the 87 trestle tables with
fiction books by a wide range of authors and non fiction books on all manner of subjects.

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There was plenty of interest in the good selection of glossy magazines and the large offering of children's books also proved popular.

• The sale runs from 9am until 5pm today until Saturday, and from 10am until 3pm on Sunday.