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Friends of the Library Holiday Book Sale

            If you are a Friend of the Westerly Library, you can present your card and enjoy an exclusive preview of the Holiday Book Sale on Tuesday, December 3rd beginning at 3:30 p.m. on the 3rd floor of the Library. The sale opens to the general public, with no admission fee, Wednesday and Thursday, December 4th and 5th, 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, December 6th, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturday, December 7th, 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday is $10/bag day, all day, and the first 25 shoppers Saturday will receive a reusable bag.

            At the sale, you will find a special rack of recently published items with clean book jackets; they are in gift-giving condition at a great savings (we won’t tell, if you don’t)! Also, there are some autographed books and first editions, which make wonderful gifts.

            We are offering a good selection of books for the tween & teenage readers, and have been happy to receive more graphic novel donations recently. Graphic novels are very popular with teens, and even some adults. Parents and teachers have found this new genre has made readers out of previous skeptics.

            Unlike a normal book store, our sale depends upon our donations. So, the selection varies every sale. Our donors are numerous and generous, so there are choices for every taste, but ultimately the sale still depends upon what has been donated. This holiday season we have selections for the musician: sheets of music for piano and for instruments other than piano.

            And don’t forget our bookshelf on the main floor by the circulation desk. It has donated books for sale year round, including fiction, cookbooks, gardening and children’s books. Our selection changes often, so there is always something new.

            If you are unable to attend our Holiday Sale, pay a visit to our Online Master List. Visit the Friends of the Westerly Library page online at, where you will find a link to online books. There are five categories books with pictures and descriptions: Rare Books, Great Gift Books, Local Interest, Ephemera, and Unique Children’s Books. Debra, our rare book expert, will be glad to discuss the listings with you (

            One way or another, we’ll find you a used book at a great price.

by Margy Long


Friends Publicity Chair