It's been almost a year since our last sale. We weren't fortunate enough to benefit from a publisher's clearance again, but we have had plenty of donations - especially in children's books and non-fiction.
You can start your Christmas shopping early with our holiday-themed books and items. You'll find children's Christmas books, adult holiday-themed fiction, books on holiday crafts and cooking, some Christmas CD's, and even holiday Harlequin romances. Volunteers do their best to remove books that have been personalized, so many are suitable for gifting. These items are in the meeting room where you'll find this table.
The meeting room is where you'll find sorted fiction hardcovers and trade and mass market paperbacks. Fiction is sorted by genre - mystery, fantasy, historical fiction, Christian/Amish fiction, etc. - and then arranged in alphabetical order. We have a large selection of classics, 2015-16 books, and books by international writers. Fiction by really popular authors can often be found in boxes on the floor with each box limited to one writer and clearly labelled.
In the back room are children's books and non-fiction. Children's books have been cleaned and arranged by age appropriateness, picture books, chapter books, series, etc. You could pay $3 to $12 for a new children's book; you'll get them here - gently used - for $.50 each and many are gift quality.
Also in the back room, you'll find non-fiction for every interest: biography, history, art, philosophy, etc. One category that's larger than usual at this sale is poetry. There's also a nice selection of books on Jewish culture and religion. They're a donation from the library of a local rabbi/writer/scholar and his wife who was a scholar of Yiddish. Here's a sampling:
If you like really old books, you'll find three bays of vintage children and adult books. About two-thirds are ex-library, so they have library markings on them and some are rebound. Most are poetry and literature books from the 1800's.
Crafters will find a nice selection of quilting, papercrafts, and needlework patterns. Crafts, cookbooks, and books about diet and exercise and animals are on the stage with the DVD's and CD's.
We're also selling a 4-wheeled heavy duty steel utility cart that our computer department no longer needs. It was given to the volunteers to use for transporting books, but it's much too big and heavy for our purposes. It measures 24" by 36" with the shelves being 38" high. We're asking $100.
Our volunteers work hard all year, cleaning and sorting books. You'll rarely find one that's damaged or soiled. The sale is easy to shop because tables and shelves are clearly labelled. If you can't find something, ask one of the volunteers. We'll be wearing name tags.
We price to sell! We like to think of ourselves as the Dollar Book Sale because that's what you'll pay for most hardcovers, trade (quality) paperbacks, CD's, and DVD's. Small paperbacks and children's books are $.50. We have a limited number of VHS priced at $.25 each.
The public sale opens on Friday, November 4, at 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Saturday hours are 9:00 am until 2:00 pm. Monday, November 7, is Half-Price Day from 2:00 to 7:00 pm. Tuesday, November 8, is $5 Bag Day from 2:00 to 7:00 pm - stop in after you vote! ShopRite has again donated plenty of brown grocery bags for you to fill.
The Library is located at 515 Church Street between N. 5th and 6th Streets. Metered street parking is usually available nearby if our lot is full. Please enter the sale from the Church Street entrance which is handicapped accessible.