Celebrate reading at the Book Sale Oct. 12-13

Community members from near and far pore over the books at the Pierson Library Book Sale. This year’s Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 am-5 pm and 10 am-3:30 pm respectively.

Community members from near and far pore over the books at the Pierson Library Book Sale. This year’s Sale will take place on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 12 and 13 from 9 am-5 pm and 10 am-3:30 pm respectively.

Preparations are well in hand for the 49th Annual Pierson Library Book Sale and the Shelburne Fire Department Pancake Breakfast next weekend. The Book Sale will be held next Saturday, Oct. 12 from 9 am-5 pm and Sunday, Oct. 13 from 10 am-3:30 pm at the Shelburne Town Center Gym. Organized by The Friends of the Pierson Library, the Sale welcomes book donations 11 out of 12 months of the year. The Pancake Breakfast will also be held on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 7:30 until 11:30 am at the Shelburne Fire Station to coincide with the annual Sale. Community members who attend the pancake fundraiser, $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under, will receive a hearty breakfast of pancakes with fruit toppings and maple syrup, country link sausages, and a beverage thanks to organizers Tom Enman and Jim Talley.

Enman encourages residents to do a little one stop shopping next weekend. “Locals can support two community events close to home,” he said. “Stop by for some breakfast and books.”

Community members donate books every year to benefit the library. “Some people pass on brand new books to us as soon as they’ve read them, while others donate a lifelong collection all at once,” said Pat Elvin of The Friends of the Pierson Library and organizer of the Book Sale for the past seven years. “You wouldn’t believe how many attend our sale for the chance of discovering a valuable collectible. We try to price them appropriately and also offer some in the silent auction.”

The Sale will also feature audio books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, and games. Prices range from $.25 to $1.50, not including the special collections on the stage. “The prices are the same as last year,” Elvin said happily. “I’m especially excited about this year’s sale. There are many interesting titles and over 10,000 books for sale. There’s something for everyone.”

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