The Cavern of Donations is a place of mystery, thrills, intrigue, romance and mad science.
OK, maybe it’s not a real cavern, but the basement storage area of the Greenbrier County Public Library is filled with donated books brimming with excitement and knowledge. Soon the books will migrate to tables in the spacious Multi-Purpose Room, where readers can browse for bargains during the Aug. 7-8 annual Book Bazaar.
Sales Manager Donna Kellison has been hard at work in the cavern, sorting and grouping books of all genres donated by generous library patrons. She gestured to one section of stacked boxes: “I’ve got five pallets here of nonfiction.”
This year’s nonfiction includes several titles in the categories of Civil War, World War II and home decorating. “We have an abundance of books on gardening,” Kellison said. There also are coffee table books on art and travel and several books of piano music.
The Book Bazaar also offers adult fiction, including hardback titles from such bestselling authors as Patricia Cornwell, Stephen King, Donna Leon and James Patterson.
Parents can find children’s fiction from respected authors like Margaret Wise Brown. Kellison said homeschoolers might be especially interested in the nonfiction titles that include algebra and other helpful books. The Book Bazaar also offers a chance to purchase jigsaw puzzles and board games.
For fans of audio/visual formats, there will be DVDs, audiocassettes and CDs, including a copy of the soundtrack to Disney’s mega-popular Frozen.
The Book Bazaar, a fundraising project of the Friends of the Greenbrier County Public Library, is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 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.)
Proceeds from the sale, conducted by the Friends of the Greenbrier County Public Library, support library activities, services and programs. The group started in 1979 with the goal of promoting awareness of services provided by public libraries.
Donations of items for next year’s sale will be gratefully accepted after Sept. 30.
More information is available by calling the library at 304-647-7568.