Spring Book Sale Opens with Preview Night at Weaver Library
Friends of the East Providence Public Library will welcome spring at Weaver Library, 41 Grove Avenue, East Providence, with its annual Spring Book Sale on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, April 28 from 1-5 p.m. The sale will take place in the Champlin Program Room. Proceeds will benefit library programs, including museum passes and special concerts and events.
A Members Only Preview Sale for Friends of the East Providence Public Library will be held on Thursday, April 25 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Individuals who are not Friends can join for a $5 per person annual membership fee, payable at the door. All paid members are welcome to purchase books at this advance sale. Bookshelves are continuously restocked throughout the weekend, so visit more than once to see a wide variety of books.
Thousands of books will be available at very reasonable prices. Hard cover and soft cover books are $1; children’s books are 50¢; pocket-sized paperbacks are 50¢ or 3 for $1; CDs, DVDs and audio books are $1. A special selection of books, including vintage editions and selections from our Collectors’ Corner will be priced as marked.
For your convenience, books are sorted in more than 50 clearly marked categories in easily accessible bookcases. “It’s like walking into a bookstore,” notes Book Sale Chair Louise Paiva. Volunteers organize items for the sale starting six months in advance. Books are displayed on bookcases and book carts and a map is available to quickly locate your interests. Novels, including paperbacks, are sorted alphabetically by author.
There is a large selection of books for children, including hard cover picture books, board books, beginner readers and activity books, as well as books for young adults. A new feature at this sale is a selection of author-signed fiction and non-fiction books. Also for sale are biographies and memoirs, as well as a large selection of cookbooks. Books on sports, art, music, crafts, games, science, poetry, business, history, humor, Rhode Island and New England, health, self-help, gardening and home repair, are also available. The sale includes books on foreign language, spirituality, fantasy, travel and leisure activities, as well as comic books, CDs, DVDs and jigsaw puzzles. Questions? Call the library at (401) 434-2453.