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Books for all tastes

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: November 08, 2012

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Every reading taste will be satisfied at Belton House on Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, as the National Trust property host another Secondhand Book Fair.

From thrillers to historical romance, travel guides, cookery books and special interest, to a variety of children's books, Mary Kindred, visitor services manager at Belton, says the event has gone from strength to strength: "Our Secondhand Book Shop in the Stables has been a great success. Thanks to the enthusiasm and dedication of our Volunteer Book Shop Team, and generous donations of books from visitors, volunteers and staff, we have already raised more than £18,000 for conservation projects at Belton since March this year.

"Bookshop proceeds have enabled our wardens to put in barn owl nesting boxes – we had our first chicks born this year. We've also placed some artificial otter holts and are managing riverside vegetation to encourage otters along our stretch of the River Witham – and were delighted to have a close up sighting of otters and cubs this spring. Proceeds also help us to carry out butterfly and wildflower surveys and to look after an incredible variety of trees on the Belton estate."

Donations of books are always welcome and can be dropped off with the Visitor Reception Team. For further information call 01476 566116.

The Second-hand Book Fair will take place between 10.30am to 4pm on both days in the Stables at Belton House. Normal winter grounds admission applies.

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