This Saturday, Nov. 10, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church will be opening the Book Nook to the public from 9 a.m. to noon for the sale of gently- used books at rock bottom prices.
Paperback books are only a quarter and hardbacks are a dollar. In addition to the books, there are DVDs, CDs, cassettes, and jigsaw puzzles available.
“These make wonderful Christmas gifts, especially in a time when people can’t afford to spend a lot of money. People always enjoy receiving books and we have lots to choose from,” said Bonnie Brookes.
The Book Nook, originally a part of the church’s annual summer Shamrock Festival, took on a life of its own a number of years ago, when Bonnie Brookes, Book Nook coordinator, realized there was a need for inexpensive reading material in the community and there was a potential for the ministry to be a continuous resource of funding for outreach. The books are priced so that 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,” said 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,” said Brookes.
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 real treasures.
There are plenty of wonderful used books to pick up this Saturday that will give you weeks of reading pleasure. If you wish, you can donate them back to the Book Nook for resale after you have read them. 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.