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The Evanston Public Library will host its Summer Book Sale on Friday, August 10 through Sunday, August 12 in the Main Library’s Book Sale Room (1703 Orrington Avenue, 3rd floor). The sale features hundreds of gently-used items ideal for a beach outing or for your daily commute to work.

If you would like to get a sneak-peek before the doors open to the public, the Special Preview Sale will be held on Friday, August 10 from 10 a.m. – noon; admission is $5 per person. The Regular Book Sale hours on Friday, August 10 and Saturday, August 11 are 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. On Sunday, August 12, from noon – 5:30 p.m., all books, CDs and DVDs are half-price.

“The Book Sale serves as a cultural resource and an opportunity for Evanston residents to give back and to go ‘green,’” said Administrative Services Manager Paul Gottschalk, “By recycling books, we conserve precious resources, while also raising money for Library services and resources.”

Book topics include travel, cooking, art, music, social issues and more. Many children’s books will also be on-hand. For history buffs, dozens of items are available on politics, current issues, war and transportation and general history, including: Churchill: A Biography by Roy Jenkins; Intelligence In War:  Knowledge of the Enemy From Napoleon to Al-Qaeda by John Keegan; Franklin and Eleanor:  An Extraordinary Marriage by Hazel Rowley; and more.

The book sale is run by a team of dedicated volunteers. All proceeds from the sale directly benefit the Evanston Public Library’s programs and collection.