Grab a bargain and add soul to your home

By EMMA CORNFORD

PROLIFIC literary figure Gilbert K Chesterton once said that 'a room without books is like a body without a soul'.

Now people of the Clarence Valley will have the chance to give their home a little soul as the Clarence Regional Library sells off boxes and boxes of books.

The sale this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will include a broad range of titles starting from 50 cents.

And for just five dollars, buyers can pick up a 'mystery box' crammed with random books.

The Clarence Regional Library has suffered a number of funding cuts in recent months, partly as a result of council amalgamations.

Regional librarian Richard Nichols said funds raised from the sale would go towards buying new books for libraries across the Clarence.

"Books go right across the whole range ? there's non-fiction, fiction, children's books," he said.

"A lot of people just love having books in their home so this is a chance to buy up."

He said the sale would give people the chance to search for old gems and give a discarded book a new home while supporting the local libraries.

The sale will run from 10am until 4pm each day at the library headquar- ters in Spring Street, South Grafton.



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