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Over 87,000 books sold on first day of Sale of Donated Books

More than 87,000 books were sold and about 9,500 people participated at the first day of the Sale of Donated books at the Exhibition Gallery of the Hong Kong Central Library, the Main Arena of the Yuen Wo Road Sports Centre and the Atrium on 5/F of the Tsz Wan Shan Shopping Centre.

The Sale of Donated Books continues tomorrow (Sunday) from 10 am to 6 pm. All books are sold at $5 each with the proceeds to be donated to the Community Chest of Hong Kong. This year, over 210,000 books were collected through the Book Donation Campaign.

Crowd control measures will be implemented in the sales venues. Admission tickets with different time slots for February 22 will be available for distribution from 9.30am tomorrow.

Members of the public are urged to bring their own bags and not to bring any books into the book sales venues.

The Book Donation & Sale Campaign is organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Home Affairs Department, Hong Kong Housing Authority, Hongkong Post, the Community Chest of Hong Kong and the Agency for Volunteer Service.

For enquires about the Book Sale Day, please call 2921 0221.

Ends/Saturday, February 21, 2004
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