A NEW book and music shop has opened in Belper — and it took more than £1,000 on its first day.
Former Belper News editor and local historian Adrian Farmer cut the ribbon at the Oxfam shop, on King Street, at 11am on Saturday, July 30, and opened the floodgates.
Shop manager Cheryl Spencer said: “It was heaving all day. People were queueing outside and there wasn’t a minute when we didn’t have someone in the shop.
“It was an absolutely fantastic day.
“Adrian was chosen to open the shop because he is local and that is what Oxfam in Belper is all about. It is a community shop.”
The charity shop sells books, music and DVDs. Cheryl says they have about 10,000 books in store and at least 3,000 albums.
“Adrian joked that it’s a nice little book quarter up here now, with The Book Shop as well,” said Cheryl.
Another Oxfam store, also on King Street, sells clothes and bric-a-brac.