Library Friends of Cook County offers great deals at used book sale

The annual book sale sponsored by Library Friends of Cook County will be held Thursday, Aug. 1 through Saturday, Aug. 3 at the Community Center.
Thursday night is for Library Friends members only between 5 and 7 p.m.  Memberships will be sold at the center one hour prior to the sale on Thursday afternoon.  The hours on Friday are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Saturday hours are 8 a.m. to noon and books and materials will be discounted for $3 per bag in the main sale, and half-price in Better Books.
The Library Friends of Cook County is an all-volunteer nonprofit service organization, which conducts the sale each year to raise funds in support of the library mission for the Grand Marais Public Library and all of the school libraries in Cook County.  In addition to contributing funds for books, materials and programming, the Library Friends contributed monies for a special gift for the newly renovated library, completed in 2011. The success of the sale depends on donations of books and other materials throughout the year and the many volunteers who sort books and help with the sale.  This sale will offer books, DVDs, CDs, and videotapes.  All hardcover fiction in all genres will be sold for 50 cents in the main sale.  These books will be identified with a blue sticker on the spine of the book.  There will also be fiction titles offered in the Better Books area.  This year, there is a large collection of cookbooks, including many church/guild cookbooks.  In addition, there are many Civil War, World War II and other history books from which to choose and Rudyard Kipling in editions from 1897 to 1920.  The “Oldies but Goodies” section includes primarily fiction published between the late 1800s through 1950.