The Book Nook, an ongoing book resale shop at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, will hold a special community sale of its gently used books this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church library.
All softback books are only a quarter and hardback books are a dollar. The proceeds are directed toward community outreach.
The Book Nook, originally a part of the church’s annual Shamrock Festival, took on a life of its own a number of years ago, when Bonnie Brooks, Book Nook coordinator, realized that there was a need for inexpensive reading material in the community and that there was a potential for the ministry to be a continuous resource of funding for outreach.
“We don’t charge a lot of money for the books because we want people to enjoy reading the books, return them for resale, and select new books,” she said. This revolving door of books has been a significant addition to the church’s ministry.
“The Book Nook is a win-win situation,” says Fr. Doug Neel, rector of St. Patrick’s. “The Book Nook allows readers to find productive ways to keep from stockpiling books at home by donating them to us to offer for resale. At the same time they can pick up great books to read without paying top price for them. All this and it benefits the community as well.” he said.
The Book Nook collects all types of books, from fiction to “how-to” books, or from travel books to cookbooks. There are also videos available for sale. You are likely to find some real treasures.
The Book Nook will also be a part of the Shamrock Festival on Saturday, Aug. 13. But don’t wait until then! There are plenty of wonderful used books to pick up this Saturday that will give you weeks of reading pleasure before then. If you wish, you can donate them back to the church after you have read them for resale at the festival. Those quarters and dollars add up to help many important non-profit organizations in Pagosa Springs. Book Nook doors will open at 9 a.m. Saturday in the building adjacent to the main church building.