Thursday, December 11, 2008

Recycle books, benefit library

The Friends of the Fauquier Library is hosting a series of sales this season at the Book Cellar, its used book store. The Book Cellar offers nearly new and used hardcover and paperback fiction and nonfiction books for all ages and interests at "bargain basement" prices from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The Book Cellar will be closed the Fridays of Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, but will be open during regular hours on the Saturdays of, Dec. 27 and Jan. 3. The store will also be open for First Night revelers from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 31.

The Book Cellar is offering most items at half price beginning Dec. 19 and 20, and, for the first time ever, it is marking down items in the “old books” section by 25 percent. Many Book Cellar items are in like-new condition and include large, beautifully illustrated coffee table size books, book sets, music CDs and movies in VHS and DVD format. Selections cover a wide variety of nonfiction subjects and include many best-selling authors in paperback and hard cover making the Book Cellar an ideal stop for stocking stuffers, last-minute gifts, and books to read while traveling.

The Book Cellar needs donations, and music CDs, movies, and children’s books are especially needed at this time. To make donations e-mail or call (540) 349-1928.
Donating books and other items is a great way to recycle, and the library benefits in multiple ways. First, donations are reviewed by library staff for possible inclusion in the library’s collection – especially important at this time as the library’s budget cuts include reducing funds for new purchases. Secondly, many items not needed for the collection due to space considerations or because multiple copies are already in the collection, are sold at the Book Cellar. Proceeds from the Book Cellar benefit the library and support programs for children, teens and adults throughout the year.
To volunteer at the Book Cellar or for questions about the Friends of the Fauquier Library, call (540) 439-1939.

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