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Trinity Used Book Sale set for Nov. 4-9

Libraries and Humane Society to hold sales

Volunteers began sorting books this past week for the upcoming annual Trinity Used Book Sale Nov. 4-9 at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street. From left are, Lynn Fury-Prather, Linda Dowling, Donna Coleman and Becky Alkire. (Photo by Brett Dunlap)

PARKERSBURG — The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will take place in early November at Trinity Episcopal Church on Juliana Street.

Several other local book sales will take place during the month of October.

The Trinity sale will be Nov. 4-9 at the church at 430 Juliana St. in Parkersburg.

Proceeds from the longtime annual sale are split between the church’s programs and several community programs, said book sale chair Lynn Fury-Prather.

The sale hours will be 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 4-7; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 8; and 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 9.

The annual Trinity Used Book Sale will be held Nov. 4-9 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 430 Juliana St. (File Photo)

Lunch will be served on the first four days of the sale from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. There will be a bake sale and Christmas gift sale in the church’s library during the first couple of days of the sale.

Since earlier this year, volunteers at the church have been collecting used books in preparation for the November sale. Approximately 40,000 to 50,000 books are usually sold each year, in 25 categories including classic literature, fiction, westerns, romance, science fiction, reference and textbooks.

Sale chair Lynn Fury-Prather said cookbooks, children’s books and “gems” will be individually priced, while all other books will be priced as hardbacks and paperbacks on a daily basis. Books will be sold at $3 per bag on Nov. 9, she said.

Unsold books at the end of the sale are given to local charities, so each year’s sale is stocked with recent donations.

The church uses the money it makes from the sale to contribute to 17 organizations, which have included the West Virginia Youth Foundation, Parkersburg Day Nursery, the Salvation Army, Horizons, Old Man Rivers, the Good Samaritan Clinic and the American Red Cross.

It contributes half the money made in the sale to the organizations and the other half goes to Trinity for its programs including a Monday feeding program, a food closet and a clothes closet.

During the month of October, the Parkersburg-Wood County Public Library and the Vienna Public Library will hold their fall book sales, along with a new event held by the Humane Society of Parkersburg.

* The Parkersburg/Wood County Public Library sale will be 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 18-19 at the library on Emerson Avenue. The preview sale for Friends of the Library members will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 17.

* The Vienna Library Sale will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18-19 at the library on River Road in Vienna. A preview sale for members of the Friends of the Vienna Library will be 6-8 p.m. Oct.17.

* The Humane Society will be holding its first “Words, Wags and Wines” used book sale from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Artsbridge office at 925 Market St. in downtown Parkersburg. Wine and refreshments will be served and adoptable dogs will be present.

Donations of gently used books will be accepted at the shelter during regular business hours and from 5:30-7 p.m. in the evenings. The book sale will benefit the society’s special needs fund.

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