It’s time again for the semiannual book sale at the run by the Friends of the Venice Library.
The money raised by the sale is kept within the branch, much of it used to fund DVD acquisitions. Most of the hardcover books can be had for a dollar.
If you’re in the midst of your spring cleaning and keep staring at your stack of John Grisham novels, realizing that you’ll never open them again the way you would with your Dickens or Shakespeare, drop them off.
“We do urge you to get donations to us early, so that we can catalog them and organize them for the sale,” librarian Neil Citrin told me. It's not like a thrift shop. Donations won't be accepted the day of the sale.
Much of my own family’s extensive collection was gleaned from used book stores in Boston. There is something delicious about curling up with a genuine book and turning real pages instead of virtual ones on an iPad, so if you’d like to take advantage of the best deal in reading around, see you at the sale this Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.