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Book sale kicks off season with treasured titles


Throughout the year, Sue McNamee and her Friends of the Littleton Library/Museum Book Sale Committee save some special books that come in as donations — save them for the annual FOL/M Holiday Book Sale, which starts Nov. 18 and runs through Dec. 23 at Bemis Public Library, 6014 S. Datura St., Littleton.

She says that in addition to these special books, “there will be thousands of books covering a wide array of topics.”

The selection of books on the tables on the first floor at Bemis are updated daily — so shop early and often!

Some bibliophiles, as well as ordinary shoppers, seek leather-bound editions of classics: “Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain, for example. Also books by Charles Dickens, a copy of “Wuthering Heights” and one of “Madame Bovary,” are available, among others.

Some visitors seek out autographed-by-the-author copies, or first editions — also to be found at Bemis.

Generally available: multiple categories including: poetry, Christmas and other holiday books, cookbooks, knitting and other craft books (big selection), interior decorating, photography, art, travel, science and animals, sports, biography and autobiography, history from all periods, children’s and young adult titles, Colorado books and religious and inspirational titles and more …

Important: Note that purchases must be by cash or check — no credit or debit cards. Volunteers will be available to help with sales much of the time.

Or purchases can be made through the circulation desk. For information, see the Friends of the Library and Museum Facebook page or the website: friendsofthelibraryandmuseum.org or call Bemis Library: 303-795-3961.

The FOL/M Used Book Sale is maintained all through the year, with hundreds of titles available at any one time for browsers.

Proceeds are used by the library and museum to fund speakers and other programs for adults, teens and children, as well as needed materials and equipment — and an occasional cow! Over the years, that program support has amounted to many thousands of dollars.

Funds are also raised by booth fees at the annual Friends’ Craft Fair on the first Saturday in October, members’ dues, donations and occasional other events, such as the recent “A Holiday’s Eve at the Museum.”


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