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Bixby book sale weekend opens April 26

VERGENNES —There is a fresh look and new additions to the Friends of the Bixby Used Book Sale in Vergennes. The Grand Opening is Friday, April 26, from 3-6 p.m.
“We have so many great books that we would like to get into the hands of readers and interested people,” said Karlene DeVine, president of the Friends. “Our purpose in fundraising is to support the special needs of the Bixby Library. We are advocates of literacy, hence this effort to get more books out into the community.”
DeVine noted that a significant contribution of choice cookbooks and food-related tomes was donated by Rux Martin, Vergennes resident, vice president and Editorial Director of Rux Martin Books, at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Martin’s specialty has been in cookbooks, narrative nonfiction on food, and diet books. These cookbooks and others have their own dedicated space to make it easier for culinary amateurs and experts alike to look over the many offerings.
Many books are pristine and suitable for gift giving. Prices range from $0.25 for children’s books to $2 for hardcover with special pricing for some of the choice cookbooks. There have always been books for children of all ages and continues to be a large selection of fiction for young adults. Still a CD user? There are many CD audiobooks, popular fiction and nonfiction. “We also have a selection of vintage and first edition books in their own dedicated area”, said DeVine. Finally, there is a mixture of contemporary books for spiritual guidance and greater self-understanding through Buddha, meditation, yoga and the teachings of the Dalai Lama.
Beginning April 27, the book sale will be open every Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and one Friday a month, from 3-6 p.m.
DeVine added, “We are fortunate to have the full support of the Bixby Library Trustees. Unlike many community libraries, we have a stand-alone space for the sale of used books. The largest portion of available books are shelved, alphabetized and sorted by subject, making it much easier to find what you are looking for.”
The book sale is in the lower level of the Bixby Memorial Library, 258 Main St., Vergennes. Enter near the back parking lot.

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