Book sale location moved to fairgrounds in Dunlap

Book sale location moved to fairgrounds in Dunlap

October 19th, 2017 by Staff Report in Breaking News

The Sequatchie County Friends of Library October book sale location has moved to the county fairgrounds on Heard Street in Dunlap, according to a statement on the event.

The book sale has previously been held at the City Training Room next door to city hall.

"The Friends want everyone to know about the location change, so no one misses a great sale," sale organizer Lucy Szelengiewicz said.

The public sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, and 8 a.m. to 2.p.m. on Saturday. All times are central.  

Paperback novels are 50 cents each, hardback fiction and large print books are only $1 each. Books for children and youth 25 cents.
Besides fiction and books for younger readers, the sale also includes reference and other books on subjects that range from gardening and war history.  Out of the hundreds of books available, only a small number are specially priced, meaning, while still a great bargain, they cost more than one dollar.  Each book sale is unique in the items offered.

"During the fall sale we also hold a silent auction with lots of great items," Szelengiewicz said. "Folks can bid on gift certificates from local merchants and restaurants, Flowers and Thyme, Cookie Jar, and Pizza King, to name just a few.  We have so many baskets, especially Christmas baskets.  We have something for everyone, for example, a car care bucket and fishing tackle."

The semi-annual book sales provide the funds to support many library services and activities.  One of the most popular Friends project is the Imagination Library, providing Sequatchie County children with free, age-appropriate books from birth to 5 years old.

A Friends of the LIbrary membership is $5 for an individual membership and $10 for a family membership.