Nearly 24,000 Books for Sale in Paducah, Including Rare and Out-of-Print Works

Jul 17, 2014

Credit McCracken County Public Library, Facebook

This year's Friends of the McCracken County Public Library book sale is likely to be one of their largest, featuring an estimated 24,000 books, from genres including art, history, science fiction, fantasy, mystery, westerns, literary fiction, large print works and children's books. They received a large donation from a book store going out of business as well as several rare and out-of-print works. On Sounds Good, Jennie Boyarski speaks with Kate Lochte about the sale and some of the unique finds.

The book sale opens at 9 a.m. tomorrow (Friday) and continues until 1 p.m. Saturday. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church gymnasium.

Most of the books range from .50 cents to $1.50, though some of the rare books are priced higher. It is recommended to give yourself time to browse. They won't have a credit/debit card machine, so bring cash or check.

"The public library balances the availability of information to everyone regardless of your financial situation."

Proceeds go to the McCracken County Public Library in support of collections and program development. Over 20 plus years, the Friends of the Library have donated nearly $300,000.

McCracken County Public Library on Facebook

Friends of the McCracken County Public Library website