Thousands of free books at Bristol warehouse
They came with boxes, crates and even prams to fill to the brim with the most diverse collection of books imaginable.
Scores of people turned out to the the Book Barn in Bath Road, a second hand book warehouse that has opened its doors allowing people to take whatever they can get their hands on.
The lease on the warehouse at the Paintworks site has run out, so for the next week everything inside is up for grabs.
Titles range from Stephen King horror novels and books on computing, to literary classics and 1970s cooksbooks.
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Mostly empty shelves line the the air-hanger size floor, but thousands of books are still scattered across the floor, some in piles and mostly musty but otherwise in good condition.
Residents from across Bristol were joined by people from as far as Hertfordshire to join in the free for all.
She said: "I've got quite a mixed bag, something about hair cutting, housework, and another called 'The Life of Long Legged Women'.
"One of the other members of staff said it was closing so I came after school."
Mark Lewis, 48 of Brislington, works at the Bristol League For Cats charity shop and came to stock up.
He said: "This is my third visit and, I've taken about 100 to 150 books.
"They will be resold, but they need to be clean.
"I know there are customers who like war books so I have taken a few of those, as well as prominent authors like Tom Clancy."
Rosalind Robbins, 58 of Brislington, came to find books for her whole family.
She said: "I've mainly taken stuff for my daughter, she likes Stephen King and that sort of thing.
"My husband is looking for anything and my son is going to join us to look for computer books.
"There's lots of them, some he bought for £45 when he was studying.
"It's a shame the book barn is going, I don't like walking on the books, it's criminal."
Agnes Brand, 72, came along from Brislington with her 21-year-old grandson college student Alex.
She said: "It's awful, books are so precious, it's a sin.
"There are Bibles, every kind of book."
The Book Barn is open today (Friday) until 4pm and then next Monday to Friday, 10am until 4pm.