Author Celia Bryce has opened a charity's first book shop which will raise funds to keep a Newcastle hospice running.
The former nurse was on hand for the official opening of St Oswald's Hospice book shop in Gosforth's High Street.
As well as books it sells DVDs, CDs, records and retro-style new goods.
Celia was born in Jarrow and now lives in Tynemouth. Celia donated a signed copy of her new novel Anthem For Jackson Dawes, for sale in the bookshop.
The store has an easy-reach children's section as well as sections for fiction, cookery, history, military, biography, and reference.
St Oswald's needs to raise £6.5 million each year to continue its work with families in the North East.