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Library friends hold book sale this weekend

Friends of the Library members, left to right, Maryann Katzmark, Suzie Schmid and Sue Christensen review some of the books featured during the annual book sale today and Saturday at the Superior Public Library. (Submitted photo)

The Friends of the Superior Public Library annual book sale runs 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the library.

“Our Annual Book Sale is a popular event, and we’re pleased that so many people support the sale,” said Maggie Bare, Friends of the Library President. “People look forward to the sale to look for books by their favorite authors, and to stock up on reading materials for summer vacations. Part of the fun of the sale is browsing through the materials and finding unexpected treasures.”

On Friday, the first day of the sale, books in the conference room will be priced $1 for hardbound books, 50 cents for paperback books and children’s books are three for $1. Videos and other media materials are $0.25.

On Saturday, the second day of the sale, patrons are asked to make a donation for the books and materials selected from the conference room. A wide selection of books — romance, mystery, adventure novels, classics and old standards, nonfiction, cook books, hobby books, and thousands of other books and materials will be available.

Specially selected books will be available for sale in the library classroom and will be individually priced. Local school yearbooks, a large selection of regional items and a number of slip-cased classics from Heritage Press and Library of America, as well as recent fiction, will be featured. Patrons will be able to bid on a number of books, primarily nonfiction, covering a variety of topics.

Proceeds are donated to the library to purchase print, technological and audio-visual materials used by library patrons.