By Tim Leeds
The Friends of the Library booksale began this morning at 8 a.m. in the conference room at the Havre-Hill County Library.
The sale runs from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Library Director Bonnie Williamson said they are holding the sale for Festival Days, it's just that they're starting and finishing a day sooner than most.
Williamson said there will be books of all kinds at the sale, ranging from children's to general fiction to nonfiction to reference.
Most will cost 25 cents for paperbacks, 50 cents for hardcover, and $1 to fill a bag provided by the library as full as you can, with a few exclusions. Williamson said in some cases, as in sets or reference volumes, it might be possible to get a special price on the set.
She said the books come both from donations and from the library's collection. She said they go through donated books and select what they need for the collection, and put the rest in the sale.
She said the opposite happens coming from the collection. She said as use of certain volumes drops, they might eliminate additional copies to reduce the collection to one or two copies of a work, putting the rest in the sale.
Williamson said they have most of the works for sale kept in the library basement. She said that every day new selections will be brought to the meeting room, giving new books to browse through every day.