Whale of a Used Book Sale

I, Zeb the Duck, went to my first used book sale.  Our county library has a huge used book sale twice a year.

Whale of a Used Book Sale

Whale of a Used Book Sale

We went to the Fall Whale of a Used Book Sale.  This is a three-day event.  But, Sunday is the bargain day.   All the books etc that you can put in a grocery size bag costs only $6.  Mom and I went on Sunday.

The sale is held at the County Fairgrounds in the Exhibit Hall.

Entering the County Fairgrounds

Entering the County Fairgrounds

This is a hall big enough to display over 100,000 books, CDs, DVDs and more.   Entering the exhibit hall,

Entering my first used book sale

Entering my first used book sale

I saw the encyclopedias and lots of other stuff.  Looking to my right, I observed people shopping in the history area.

There are books and buyers everywhere

There are books and buyers everywhere

At the end of this area is the fiction section. These books are divided between paperback and hardback books.

I did not see children’s books.

Additional area needed for all the books and more for children

Additional area needed for all the books and more for children

They are located downstairs in the exhibit hall.

Special room for children

Special room for children

They have a room for books, puzzles and movies.  I don’t think I have ever seen so many books! The money from this sale is used by our library to promote literacy. With all the people buying books, I think we live in a very literate county.   There are also sealed boxes of paperback books. You can buy a box for $5, but you are not sure what is inside.   Mom always buys a box of these books.

Being polite is important

Being polite is important

We like this sign thanking people for coming here and buying books.

These are the books that came home with us.

Lots of reading for this winter

Lots of reading for this winter

After this photo, the books were removed from our patio and are now downstairs, in our book area.   And, when mom is finished with the books, she gives some to friends, but most will be donated to the library for the Spring Whale of a Used Book Sale.  This was fun looking at so many books.  I hope you go to a library sale near you.  You will like it and you will have many new books to read.

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