The basement of May Memorial Library has been thrumming with activity as the Friends of the Alamance County Libraries get ready for their annual fall book sale.
This upcoming sale, which runs from September 9 to 18, promises to be one of the biggest ones yet. According to Barbara Roberts, a long-time member of the Friends who was on hand to help with the sale preparations last week, there will be roughly 70,000 items available during this 10-day bonanza – with items for readers of all ages and every area of interest.
“We have a large selection of children’s books for sale,” she went on elaborate, “as well as a lot of large print books.”
Patrons of this season’s sale will also find a couple of new features, such as a section devoted entirely to critical recommendations and another set aside for titles that are either newly released or currently in the news.
The sale is slated to begin Friday, September 9 with a special “Friends only” session – although non-members can also get in on the action by purchasing a $10 membership at the door. The rest of the sale will be open to the general public, and as always, all proceeds will go to support the Friends of the Alamance Public Libraries.