The Norcal Nomad

Traveling in Northern California

Books, Books and more Books

Written By: Deborah Linnekin - Oct• 20•14

Bibliophiles gathered at the Clayton Library this weekend for a little fundraising and a lot of heavy lifting. The volunteers that set up the book sale are amazing people; thank you for all your work!

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There were so many books it was a time consuming process to wade through the tidy, organized shelves and find the perfect read. Each section was clearly labeled so that you could find thrillers, Sci fi, cookbooks, Biographies or any other genre easily. There were so many books, they spilled out the door and into the patio behind the main room the sale occupied!

The children’s books were set up in a corner so that little ones could easily reach the contents of the boxes while their parents watched over their selections. There were a few books that were priced separately, but most of the books were $1.00 on Saturday and $.50 on Sunday until 2 at which time the sale room was cleared and everyone that was hoping to cash in on the bag sale lined up outside and purchased a bag or bags on their way back in to the building.

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I expected a great crush of people once the bags were in play and was pleasantly surprised that the crowd stayed very calm and polite as they filled their bags with treasures to take home. One volunteer said that while they’re happy that people came out for the bag sale, they were thrilled that so many people had come to purchase books during the regular part of the sale because it was, after all, an attempt to make more money for the library, not just create a low cost way for people to gather more books.

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Personally, I’m going to have to re-donate about ¾ of my purchases after reading them to make room for the next batch when they have their sale in April! Keep tuned for more details as they become available! It’s going to be even bigger and better than this one if we all show up and purchase books.

Hope to see you there!

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