Bookworms can grab good reads for a bargain

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 14, 2007

Bibliophiles, rejoice! The Greenville-Butler County Public Library's Annual Used Book Sale is this weekend, April 13 and 14.

Friday 13 will be a lucky day for book lovers with the preview sale kicking off at 5 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

For just $5 admission fee, Friday attendees get &#8220first pickings” of all the books, CDs, videos, magazines and other items donated to the sale.

On Saturday, the sale continues from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

You can't beat the prices. Hardbacks are

still only $1 each and paperbacks are just 50 cents each.

&#8220The cost of living may have gone up, but the prices at our book sale are still a bargain,” said Head Librarian Burke McFerrin.

On Saturday those prices will be falling as the day draws to a close.

&#8220You can take a gamble and wait and see if certain books are still there, or go ahead and buy them - it's your call,” McFerrin said.

Monies raised by the annual event go to the library's acclaimed children's programs, which brings monthly Super Saturday events to the library throughout the school year and an extended Summer Reading Program each year.

&#8220We appreciate all the donations and support we have already received from throughout the community and we say, ‘keep ‘em coming,'” McFerrin said.

Donations will be taken right up to the dates of the sale &#8220and even during the sale,” she added.

For more information, contact the library at (334) 382-3216.