The Aug. 5-6 Book Bazaar at the Greenbrier County Public Library offers thousands of titles for bargain hunters to browse.
Box by box, sale manager Donna Kellison has been sorting the donations from generous patrons. “It’s got to be in the thousands,” she said. And these are “new” used books – no leftovers from previous sales.
This year there’s an unusual depth in several categories, including gardening, biographies, poetry, plays, literature, especially African-American literature; and World War II, particularly the Holocaust. There are several nature books as well, including field guides. Children will find a variety of selections, too, including a set of The Spiderwick Chronicles series.
The event is scheduled in conjunction with the Lewisburg Literary Festival. The sale is open from 12 noon – 6 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5, and 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, at 152 Robert W. McCormick Drive in downtown Lewisburg. On Friday, books will be priced at $2 for hardcovers and $1 for paperbacks. Saturday shoppers can buy books for $4 a bag (The bags are supplied by the library).
In addition to such favorite book genres as romances, mysteries and children’s literature, the Book Bazaar also includes CDs, DVDs and audiobooks on tape. “Don’t miss it,” Kellison advised.
Proceeds from the sale, conducted by the Friends of the Greenbrier County Public Library, support library activities, services and programs. The Friends group began in 1979 as an organization dedicated to promoting awareness of services provided by public libraries.
More information is available by calling the library at 304-647-7568.