At 10 a.m. on Friday, book dealers and community members were lined up outside the Easttown Library and Information Center on First Avenue in Berwyn. They were all waiting to get inside for the library’s semi-annual book sale.
Once inside, customers were welcomed by Jane Martin, Jean Purinton and Susie Klein, chair members of the Friends of Easttown Library. These women have been volunteering to run the book sale for the past three years. However, the library has been running the sale for almost 30 years.
Members of the community can donate used books, DVDs and music CDs to the library for the sale throughout the year.
“Everything in here is from the donations of the community, which means any money that we make is 100% profit for the library,” said Jane Martin.
The sale has books of all genres for sale at discounted prices. Hard cover books are $2, paperbacks are $1, DVDs, music CDs and books on CD are also a dollar.
“We have all kinds of books,” said Martin. “Adult nonfiction and fiction, biographies, children’s books…pretty much something for everybody.”
The primary goal of the book sale is to raise money for the Easttown Library to support book collections and programming, as well as basic needs of the library.
“It’s a fun event for the area. It provides people an outlet to donate their old books that somebody else may like,” said Martin. “It provides great bargains on books, allows the community to show their support and brings some excitement to the library twice a year.”
The book sale runs through Monday. More information and the schedule for the sale can be found at http://www.easttownlibrary.org/ .