Take it as read - book weekend success

PUBLISHED: 10:40 09 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:53 11 May 2010

Time to settle down for a good read at Ashwell book weekend. 3173DW047

Time to settle down for a good read at Ashwell book weekend. 3173DW047

BOOKWORMS flocked to Ashwell for the village s annual book weekend. Thousands of books of all shapes and sizes were on sale throughout the event, in St Mary s Church, in the village. Carolyn Lush, from the organising committee, said: This is the second y

BOOKWORMS flocked to Ashwell for the village's annual book weekend.

Thousands of books of all shapes and sizes were on sale throughout the event, in St Mary's Church, in the village.

Carolyn Lush, from the organising committee, said: "This is the second year we've been able to have it in the church hall, and it makes it so much easier to look through all the books and find what you're looking for."

The amount collected over the weekend has surpassed last year's total, with more than £3,300 being raised for the St Mary's Church restoration appeal.

"This year we've had the restoration of the south aisle to pay for, which cost £170,000," said Carolyn.

"Every little helps, and it's good to get people coming into the church and seeing everything that's going on."

The success of the weekend was largely down to organiser Caroline Feast and her army of volunteers, who spent days sorting the books ahead of the weekend.

Carolyn said: "We separate the fiction and non-fiction, and then put them into categories.

"It takes all week to sort through all the books, but it's an enjoyable task.

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