Friends of the Library Book Sale
Calling book worms of all ages...the semi-annual "Friends of the Library" book sale is going on right now in Gainesville.
The extensive collection of donated books draws people from around North Central Florida and even avid book lovers from across the nation. Between 250 and 400 thousand books will be sold. Today is half price day, tomorrow is the 10 cent sale.
The goal is to inspire a love for reading and books within the community that stands the tests of time and technology.
Friends of the Library President Pete Roode said, "We've got books here that are hundreds of years old. We have a collectors corner, we have first editions, signed first editions, floridiana and other collect-able books that you just can't replace with electronic media."
The five day sale will raise about $150,000 for Alachua County public libraries, literacy programs and scholarships. Volunteers say before the end of the sale tomorrow night, 10's of thousands will have come through the doors.
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