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Friends of Library sale begins Saturday

By on October 25th, 2012

Some are dusty and dog-eared, with crinkles and other spots of character. They all have stories — for some, not just the ones their pages contain — and they are looking for new homes.

Book lovers can sort through a generous sampling of more than 500,000 titles beginning this weekend when Friends of the Library kicks off its book sale.

The event launches at 9.am. Saturday and runs until Wednesday at the Friends of the Library warehouse, 430-B N. Main Street. Books start at $5, but prices fall as the week progresses.

“There’s just that indefinable feel of having a book in your hands and knowing that it was owned by somebody else before you,” Gainesville chapter president Peter Roode said.

Books won’t be the only items on sale. Friends of the Library will also have an assortment of records, games, CDs, DVDs, videos, paintings, posters, prints, puzzles and magazines that have been donated for the sale. Most prices range from $.25 to $4, saving collectors and avid readers money on entertaining finds.

The Alachua County Public Library system is accepting book donations for the sale, which will benefit the organization and literary projects funded by Friends of the Library, including scholarships, grants and events like Snuggle Up & Read and Read to Children.

For a complete event schedule and additional information, visit the Friends of the Library website, www.folacld.org.

George Pappas edited this story online.


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