AS LINCOLN Gissell rummaged through books at yesterday's Friends of the Launceston Library book fair, there was only one type he was looking for.
The six-year-old had just walked through the St Ailbe's Hall doors in his cricket hat and top, and it was books about the sport that Lincoln was after.
But there was one other thing the books needed.
"The pictures in them [are my favourite]," Lincoln said.
Judging by books he grabbed, they may take him a little while to get through.
"Some of them he'll probably keep for later," Lincoln's mum, Kate, said.
"But he's loved books since he was a baby. First he'd eat them, then he'd play with them ... and he's obsessed with cricket too."
About 5000 books were sold in four hours, according to fair organisers.
The fair raised about $10,000, which will be put towards services at the Launceston LINC.