Hickory — Get ready for the biggest and best book sale of the year at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library, October 5-8. Thousands of books in many genres will be for sale at the annual event sponsored by the Friends of Hickory Public Library.

booksale“This is our major fundraiser and we will have books that appeal to every reader and every taste,” said Rochelle Walton, President of the Friends group. “The money earned at the book sale helps supply non-budgeted items to enhance the services that the library provides, like the kid’s bookmark contest, the summer reading program, senior and preschool outreach, and programs throughout the year featuring guest artists and musicians. The Friends are also in the process of updating the library lobby. Look for that to be happening soon.”

The Friends collect books throughout the year, many of which are sold at the Corner Book Store during regular library hours. During the book sale, shelves and tables will be filled with thousands more: paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction, non-fiction, children’s, history, biographies, travel, reference, crafts, cookbooks, religious, business, music, gardening and more. Some shoppers like to visit more than once to take advantage of the wide selection and low prices. Most books sell for $.50 to $2.

“The book sale is certainly a wonderful time to stock up for your fall and winter reading pleasure,” said Walton. “The books are reasonably priced so every member of the family can take home a bundle. And on Sunday, the final day of the sale, you can fill a bag with books for just $3.”

The book sale takes place from Thursday, October 5 through Sunday, October 8. Thursday hours are 4-7 p.m. for Friends members only. New members may pay their annual dues at the door to take advantage of early shopping on this special day. The public is welcome to shop on Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Sunday from 2 to 4:30 p.m. is Bargain Day, and shoppers can fill a bag with books for $3.

The Patrick Beaver Memorial Library is located at 375 Third Street NE in Hickory.