More than 50 items of thrift or outlander books and other books have been sold in Melbourne’s Christian Bookstore, as shoppers enjoyed an eclectic selection of books for sale.

In one of the busiest bookshops in the country, customers could be seen browsing the shelves of “Thrift Books” and “Outlander Books” alongside books from the “Rugby books” category.

One of the thrift shop’s employees, who declined to be named, said he was impressed with the sales.

“The kids loved it,” he said.

The shop also sold items from the Australian Book Awards, including a book of stories by Australian author Rebecca Black.

It’s been sold out for weeks, he said, adding it was the first time he had seen that many items.

He said customers loved the idea of “trading books” with each other.

There was a lot of interest in the books that were there for sale and I’m really pleased to say that the kids enjoyed it.

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