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St. Patrick’s summer book sale set for Saturday

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church Book Nook will hold its annual summer community book sale this Saturday, July 7, from 9 to 11 a.m. in the church library. 

The Book Nook has gently-used books at reduced prices.  Paperback books are only a quarter and hardbacks are a dollar. In addition to the books, there are also DVDs, CDs, cassettes and jig saw puzzles available.

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 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.  The books are priced so people will purchase books, read them, return them and purchase more.

“We want to encourage people to read, and at the same time we want to help support our outreach ministries,” says Brookes. 

The Book Nook provides a welcome outlet for those whose home bookshelves are overrun with books. 

“By donating our used books, we give others the opportunity to enjoy the books and have an inexpensive opportunity to purchase different ones.  It really is a win-win deal,” she said.

The Book Nook collects all types of books: novels, cook books, how-to books, history, art, psychology, craft books, children’s books and others.  It is likely that you will pick up some treasures.

The Book Nook will also be a part of the Shamrock Festival on Saturday, Aug. 11, 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 the festival.  If you wish, you can donate them back to the Book Nook after you have read them for resale at the festival.  Those quarters and dollars add up to help numerous community non-profit agencies. 

Book Nook doors will open at 9 a.m. Saturday in the building adjacent to the main church building.

St. Patrick’s is located at 225 S. Pagosa Blvd.  For more information, call 731-5801.

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