Books galore at library sale


America’s Glorius Quilts? Signed books by John Graves? How about the Hunger Games Trilogy?

It could be a great weekend to shop for books.

Friends of the Library has its Spring Book Sale at the Hood County Library next weekend, April 26-28.

A selection of collector books will be offered at a silent auction on Friday and Saturday. The auction will end at 5 p.m. Saturday and with the top bid, you could be the owner of a great book.

Auction books include:

Five titles by John Graves, all signed by Graves.

The Hunger Games Trilogy, a boxed set in pristine condition.

Juana, signed by author Pearl Andrus.

When the Daltons Rode, copyright 1939 and still in good condition, written by Emmett Dalton, the last surviving member of the Dalton Gang.

The Night Before Christmas, a pop-up book in excellent condition, created by Dreamhouse Books in 1996.

Who Said There’s No Man on the Moon?, a beautifully illustrated children’s book signed by the illustrator, Robert Quackenbush.

Smithsonian Baseball, Inside the World’s Finest Private Collections, in excellent condition, by Stephen Wong.

America’s Glorious Quilts, in excellent condition, a rare pictorial history of quilting in America edited by Dennis Duke and Deborah Harding.


The first day of the book sale is a “members only” shopping day. On Friday, Friends of the Library members are allowed to browse the sale prior to the general public.

Those wishing to be among the first at the sale are encouraged to join Friends of the Library. It’s reported that many people join Friends just to show support for the Hood County Library. And members have the privilege of browsing the books prior to the general public.

Non-members can enjoy the early shopping day with the purchase of a $10 individual member or a $15 family membership on the day of the sale.

On Saturday and Sunday during the sale, the public is welcome to shop. A great selection is available right up to closing time on Sunday.

Many people take advantage of the Five Dollar Box Day on Sunday. The boxes are supplied, and you can carry off boxes of books for $5 per box.

VISA, MasterCard and Discover cards are accepted. Totes and boxes are supplied.

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