Thorpe St Andrew Town Council's book sale has received overwhelming donations.

The sale which will be held by Thorpe St Andrew Town Council today (Saturday, March 16), between 10am-3pm at the town hall, will raise funds for updating children's play equipment in Fitzmaurice Park.

The council appealed for second-hand books last month and found itself inundated with donations.

There are now more than 2,000 books that will be available to buy at today's event.

A council spokeswoman said: “When we put out an appeal for donations of books to sell, we never dreamed we would get so many.

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“We now have over 2,000 books ready to sell to eager book lovers, and the town hall will be filled with every type of book you can imagine.

"We have all sorts of fiction, for all ages and interests, as well as non-fiction categories including travel, cooking, gardening and history.

“There really is something for every book lover. “

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