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Stock Up: Annual Friends of the Edmonds Library Sale Is Saturday

But why wait till then? Sign up today for members' only shopping and you can hunt for books this afternoon.

While a sizable amount of money is raised through the the Edmonds Library's ongoing book sale, this weekend's annual book sale brings in a large amount of funds as well. The popular is in its 32nd year, and you can expect lines out the door.

In fact, it is so well known that the Friends of the Edmonds Library, which organizes the sale, almost doesn't have to advertise it anymore.

The sale is held in the Frances Anderson Center gym, and volunteers help bring in the thousands of donated titles, arrange them on card tables, and help work shifts selling the merchandise.

A member’s only sale is today from 4:30-6 p.m., but those who aren't members can sign up on the spot and get right to shopping. Annual membership is $6.

The public sale is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

On Saturday, most items sell for $1 or less. Talking books, DVDs and art books are priced a little higher. For real bargain hunters, after a brief closure, the doors reopen at 2 p.m. with items priced at $2 a bag.

The sale includes tables of books focusing on the Pacific Northwest, home arts, travel, art and music, science fiction, classics, religion, science, history, biography and romance, as well as a large selection of mysteries and other fiction.

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