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Lions Book sale

Today will mark the end of seven years of our Lions monthly book sale. It has raised over £20,000 and has been a lot of fun.

 

January 5th 2013 marks the start of year eight!

Lions Book sale

Today will mark the end of seven years of our Lions monthly book sale. It has raised over £20,000 and has been a lot of fun.

 

January 5th 2013 marks the start of year eight!

comments (16)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Dec 2012, 04:21
Do you sell it by the kilo, Bill?

Is there a Pensioners Winter Take-home Pack that also includes a tube of accelerant and a butane lighter...so all they have to do is stack it and light it?

If not...you are welcome to use my suggestions for making 2013 a big year, Bill.
Bill Phillips: I have considered selling coffee table books by weight. And we once advertised overblown Hardback novels as useful as doorstops or emergency steps if you couldn't reach the top shelf of a cupboard
Wonderful work done by dedicated volunteers Bill... good luck with your eighth year's monthly book sales....petersmile
Bill Phillips: I can't believe it has been seven years. It has flown by! We have made a lot of friends with our regular customers too
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Dec 2012, 06:46
Fortunately there are still enough people liking books. The paper version of a book is slowly finding its way to the endangered species list.

PS. that is a lot of money, good work.
Bill Phillips: We still sell a lot and get given a lot. It will take a long time before books are a museum piece
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 1 Dec 2012, 07:03
I admire your and others' caritative dedicated engagement! It's a pity that I cannot take part at your Lions Book sale - but in our town there is Lions, too, and there are similar book sales, and recently we gave a lot of my mother's books to a church book sale. Books will remain!
Bill Phillips: There is still a lot of people who want books and we get a lot donated. It is great fun and in January we are having a big sale using an empty shop and taking all the books we have there. Almost worth flying over for!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Dec 2012, 08:02
Do you have a book on the sausage industry of Worcestershire or the dining facilities of the Clentish Hills perhaps?

No? Then what about a slim volume for the discerning older gent...in plain brown wrapping.

The book not the gent
Bill Phillips: The sausage history is currently being written by the well known Scottish gourmand Hamish "Snorkers" McPigge.
I want to see my books being used by many other readers but I just can't get rid of them.
Bill Phillips: Bring them the me and I will sell them to the good folk of Droitwich. Please don't bring the ones you have already started colouring
Good contact to have Bill; some day I send you a truck load of books (following my wife's desires..)
Bill Phillips: Only if they are in English as we don't have many Spanish speakers in Droitwich. (some of them even struggle with English)
I would go to your book sales. Our community has a good thing going on with books. We sell used books year round on a shelf at a local store for 50 cents each and all money goes to the local ice skating rink. I buy tons of books this way then bring them back to the same shelf to be sold again.

Good on you Lions!
Bill Phillips: It is a great way of raising money and recycling books at prices everybody can afford. We have had a lot of fun but i swear the boxes are getting heavier to carry each year
You and your friends should be very proud of your efforts Bill, that is a lot of money you have raised. I also have the same problem as Richard, and Maureen's not much better!
Bill Phillips: well I am happy to take donations but I would never be as rude to you as I have just been to poor old Trimbo
Well done Droitwich Lions. That's a lot of books and sounds like lots of fun too
Bill Phillips: Most of the books are sold at 50p so allowing that we also sell some on Amazon for more we must have sold at least 30,000 books!
Well done Sir.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Mick. It all stared as Ange's idea and we have been hooked on selling books ever since!
  • Sally
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Dec 2012, 16:07
Thanks a considerable amount of fund raising Bill, well done smile
Bill Phillips: It has been great fun but I swear the books are getting heavier!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Dec 2012, 18:03
That is one big congratulations here Bill. I am still enjoying the books you gave me. I am now reading in the tales in and around Droitwich, very interesting.
I hope you will be able to keep up with the work smile
Hope you had a great day.
We even had some sun.
Bill Phillips: I think we might be in for snow! Year 8 starts on Jan 5th with a big sale in the empty shop we have used before.
Great collage of this event Bill. I can feel the sense of such actions having been myself a member of the Round Table in RSA for many years.
Bill Phillips: My brother was in table. You make many good friends don't you?
I wonder how many items have recycled through the sale...
Bill Phillips: We sell most of the books at 50p so i reckon over the years we have sold about 30,000 books some of them more than once!
Congratulations and Good Luck.
Bill Phillips: Thanks Graeme.

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