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March 15, 2013

Book sale springing up at library

A new crop of used books, videos and CDs is available starting tonight at the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library’s spring book sale, which lasts until Thursday.

Almost all of the materials are new, because anything left over from the last sale was sold to a company that hauled it away.

Pro Quo Books is paying around $300 for the materials from the spring sale, said Jan Dempsey, library director.

The only items that will reappear from previous sales are those that were purchased and then returned, after their owners finished enjoying them.

“There are people in town who buy three bags of books and bring them back,” Dempsey said.

Donations for the sale have been high this year, Dempsey said, and include several boxes of cookbooks brought in this week by someone who was moving.

“We do get interesting collections throughout the year. You have to come in and see,” she said. “We just have everything, including CDs and DVDs, although it’s mainly print books, with fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more.”

The library’s storage room is filled to capacity, with 250 bins of materials.

The Friends of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library spends time each week sorting donations into categories, from religion and travel to children’s books, biographies and books written in a foreign language.

Tonight’s sale, from 6 to 8, is restricted to members of the Friends group, which individuals are welcome to join at the door for $10.

The sale is open to the public starting tomorrow, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and continues Monday during regular library hours.

The library is at 14 Union St. in Hamilton and can be reached at 978-468-5577.

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