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Second-hand bookseller boosted with arrival of hundreds of boxes

PUBLISHED: 14:29 20 June 2019 | UPDATED: 14:39 20 June 2019

Thompson's Grand Second Hand Book Sales. Pictures from the last event in April. Pictures: V Clarke

Thompson's Grand Second Hand Book Sales. Pictures from the last event in April. Pictures: V Clarke

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Book-lovers saddened by the demise of the Morston book sale may want to switch their allegiance to another book sale in the county.

Thompson's Grand Second Hand Book Sales. Pictures from the last event in April. Pictures: V ClarkeThompson's Grand Second Hand Book Sales. Pictures from the last event in April. Pictures: V Clarke

The annual three-day Morston book sale in north Norfok ended after 10 years in May.

But hundreds of their books have now ended up with the Grand Second Hand Book sales in Thompson, near Watton.

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Thompson spokesman Keith Mace said: "Our book sales were started only about three years ago in Griston parish church.

Thompson's Grand Second Hand Book Sales. Pictures from the last event in April. Pictures: V ClarkeThompson's Grand Second Hand Book Sales. Pictures from the last event in April. Pictures: V Clarke

"It worked very well and we started doing three sales each year, but quickly outgrew the church.

"Thompson had opened a new community hall, so we ran with it and now the Grand Second Hand Book Sales are almost an institution.

"It transpired that our sales and those at Morston had a mutual admirer, who gave our details to them, and we now have over 100 boxes of their books."

Their next book sale is from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, July 13.

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