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Friends of the Library book sale starts Nov. 2

“Clear some space on your bookshelves because the next big Quincy Friends of the Library book sale is almost here!” said Stephanie Leaf, secretary-treasurer of the Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library group.

The sale will be held in the meeting room of the Plumas County Library in Quincy, at 445 Jackson St. Times are as follows:

  • Thursday, Nov. 2, 2 – 6 p.m. (Friends members only)
  • Friday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Just in time for the holidays, Leaf said, the sale will feature a large selection of “new and interesting” gently used books, CDs, and other media perfect for gift-giving, for help with entertaining, or for general fireside enjoyment. “As an added treat for music lovers, a special section of the sale will feature books on jazz,” she said.

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Proceeds from the Friends book sales go to pay for a wide variety of library needs, from book and media purchases to computers and other electronic accessories for library users, said Leaf. “We’re also helping to fund digitized forms of multiple news media for online access by library card holders,” she said.

For browsing ease, volunteers organize nonfiction books by category and hardback and paperback fiction in alphabetical order by author.

Hard-working Friends volunteers Judy Baalman and Lyn Eaton organize the nonfiction offerings at the book sale.

As always, children’s books are free, and parents and children are invited to select 20 free books per family. Weather permitting, all children’s books will be displayed outside on the library porch.

The first day of the sale is reserved for members only. Shoppers may purchase or renew their Friends membership on the spot. An annual membership costs $10; members get early browsing rights at the group’s book sales.

“Better yet, buy a lifetime membership for $100 and guarantee yourself this privilege for … well … a
lifetime!” said Leaf. Note that both annual and lifetime memberships are per person, not per family. Memberships may also be purchased as gifts for others. “The holidays are coming, and a Friends
membership might be the perfect gift for anyone in your life who loves to read and cares about their
community,” said Leaf.

Although the Friends group welcomes donations of gently used books, donations cannot be accepted
during the sale itself. Those with books or media to donate after the sale are invited to call Bev McColm at (530) 283-3997. Donors must ensure that books donated at any time comply with the book donation guidelines posted at the library. For a copy of these guidelines, email Friends at

For more information, visit the Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library Facebook page at

Information submitted by Quincy Friends of the Plumas County Library

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