'Wonderful turnout' at annual book sale

Last updated 11:05 08/07/2012

BARGAIN HUNTERS: Rachel Fitzgibbon sorts through books.

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Hundreds of Cantabrians are scoring bargains on books this weekend.

The annual book sale, organised by the Combined Lions Club, has seen thousands of books, games and toys fly out of the door.

The event, being held at the Kendal School hall in Burnside, raises money for local projects.

Graeme Crozier from the Christchurch City Breakfast Lions Club said ''there was a wonderful turnout'' to the event.

Crozier estimated about 15,000 books had been donated over the past few months.

''Since the earthquakes a lot of people are moving house and clearing out and they don't want to carry around their surplus books.''

Books were sold for either $1, $2 or $3.

''Some people left with boxes of books...we're very pleased with how it went,'' he said. Hundreds of Cantabrians scored bargains on books this weekend.

The sale continues until 3pm today.


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