If you like books — real books with paper pages that you hold in your hand — then you don’t want to miss the annual Winter Book Sale underway today and this weekend at the Ashburn Library on Hay Road.
Thousands upon thousands of used books are stacked high on tables and piled in boxes on the floor. Recent best sellers in both hardcover and paperback. Children’s books. Sci-fi. Thriller. Romance. History. Biography. Self-help. Parenting. Plus thousands of DVDs too. (Apparently they had more DVDs donated this year than ever before. No wonder — with people moving to streaming movies and TV shows instead buying them on a disc.)
A paperback book is just $1. A hardcover is $2. Admission is free. The Burn attended the Thursday evening pre-sale event. A line of some 25 people waited for the doors to open at 5 p.m. It’s fun wading through the piles of books — looking for that favorite author or coveted title. We got a bunch of Stephen King, some James Patterson, some early 1960s sci-fi and a foreign language textbook.
The sale, put on by the Friends of the Ashburn Library, runs Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Happy Hunting!