Among the many victims of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 were popular book sales held to earn money for churches, schools and libraries.
Now, a Thursday, June 24 announcement from High Point shows these are coming back. The Friends of High Point Public Library have announced that the group will be holding a book sale every Saturday until the end of July.
Starting Saturday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., sales will take place in front of the main entrance of the library.
At the events there will be a variety of children’s and adult books, DVDs, VHS tapes, audiobooks, music CDs and foreign language material. All of these items will be priced at $ 1 each, while paperbacks will be priced at two for $ 1.
Profits will be used directly to fund special programs and projects at the library. The sale is not an event of rain or shine. If it is raining, you can sleep late as the book sale will not take place that day.
Meanwhile, in Greensboro, the hugely popular book sale – which took place once a year – at St. Francis Episcopal Church on Lawndale Drive – is still on hold.
The Facebook page for the sale begins with a Bible verse – Romans 8:25. “But if we hope for what we don’t have yet, we patiently wait for it.”
The most recent post read: “Due to the COVID-19 situation, the 62nd annual St. Francis Book Sale will not take place this year. But hope is not lost. As COVID vaccines are deployed and the number of infections continues to decline, we anticipate a potential book sale in the spring of 2022. “
The church, which currently does not accept books and media for sale, will reopen for donations at some point – hopefully in the fall. At that point, they will only accept “specific publication genres and years.”